:mad: It has been going on 4 years now that I have been trying to find out what is wrong with my now 80 year old mother! It started with her passing out several times. Or perhaps blackouts. She would be totaly foggy afterwards and limp, could not get up off floor, speech slurry, lose control of her bowels. After each series of episodes, her mind seemed to slip more. Finally 2 years ago I quite my job and moved back. Found out she was not going to any medical appt.,s. I was able to get her a pacemaker. Her heart rate before was about 34. She seemed to be stable for a few months, but then had another series of falls, and now everything is falling apart. She is forgetting the names of things, how to read directions on a box. etc., She gets agitited at the smallest tasks, such as trying to open a can. Has simply stopped cooking. She giggles alot at nothing. She takes little shuffling steps when she walks, and is stooped over. She stands up and loses control of her bowels. She does not recognize literally anyone she used to know. She sent $5,000 in cash to the Bahamas to win a lotto contest and swore the brinks truck was at the airport. She still has her driving license, and takes rides to nowhere. Yet when I took her to her Neurologist, she was able to answer questions about what her name is her address and alot of other things. He does not think it is Dementia? All the blood tests came back Ok. I have again called and left a message that I want to take her to UCSF to the Memory Center for more testing because I am getting totally burned out at second guessing just what might happen everyday!!!
Any Help would be appreciated in telling me just what is happening:confused:
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