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I want to help my father

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 5, 2012
  • 04:33 PM

Hi there! I am desperate for help. My father is getting weaker and weaker and I can do nothing to help him...About 2 month ago, my father who is 79 but very active and generally healthy man, developed sudden delirium (he didn't know where he was and couldn't recognise his family members.) and it's lasted about an hour. We did CT scan and all the tests (including blood tests) without any results. His condition worsened and he had delirium episodes three more times, but they lasted longer. We went for MRI scan, but again no diagnoses.About ten days ago, he complained of dizziness and could not get up from his bed. Since then he became bedridden with a poor mental state, does not have an apetite and lookes like a very sick men. Doctors said that he has some changes in his brain , but they are not that significant to make him as seak as he is know. anybody was in a similar situation?? please advice. thanks

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  • Try testing for parasites/Lyme disease. My grandmother contracted something very similar to this and began to become almost senile. She was extremely weak and dehydrated which worsened the situation. Best of luck!
    Tinyleaf 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Those are significant changes in his Brain. As we age Nerve cells die off, The Brain ages just like the restOf us. These changes in a 79 yr old can be a set back. Exercise can wake his Brain up andift his Spirts. InteractionIS IMPORTANT. If he sleep's alot he may be board with the World,.Depression Probley. Would he go to any SeniorActivites or a Dance, Get him a Girlffiend, That might Cheer him up!
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  • Dear Friend,Your father should be tested for Lyme disease, rickettsial infection, Q fever and toxoplasma asap. Do a borrelia WB for Lyme disease. It is the most accurate.Love,Dr B
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