The "not-so-common" symptoms

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Cindy41
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   Posted 7/15/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I was hoping people out there could help me understand this more. My father has not yet been diagnosed with Alzheimers, but has many of the classic symptoms: short term memory loss, he repeats himself, gets lost in familiar neighborhoods, excessive sleeping, etc. He is 80 years old. However, there are other symptoms and I don't know if there are indicative of alzheimers or not. He no longer has the ability to have "normal" conversations, he has become socially inappropriate, he says the same set of inappropriate comments or jokes incessantly, his repetoire of conversational comments is limited, and what he does day is inappropriate. He will speak to every stranger he comes across, and make the same inappropriate comments. He thinks he's funny, and no matter how many times we plead with him not to make personal comments about people, he can't seem to help it. Help me understand this.

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   Posted 7/16/2009 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Does your father take any medication to slow the progression of his dementia? If not, maybe starting him on some may help "control" some of these outbursts. Your father doesn't know what he is doing and telling him to stop will not help. People with dementia can lose their inhibitions and may do some inappropriate things. Does he still live at home or in a center?
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Cindy41
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   Posted 7/16/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
He's on medication but not for dementia. He doesn't believe there is a problem and is quite sharp in other areas (i.e. stock market). He lives in his home with my mother and at 80, he looks about 65, so instead of people being forgiving to an elderly man with dementia, they view him as "a dirty old man" who knows exactly what he's saying. Even his doctor is annoyed and impatient with him. I'd like to point out to people that his behavior is symptomatic, but there is very little information out there on this symptom.

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   Posted 7/16/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Does your mom notice a change in him? Can she get him to start medication?
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   Posted 7/17/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Loss of executive function can be a sign of dementia, stroke or other difuse brain damage.
He should be seen by a good doctor (neurologist) for a diagnosis.
Then if it is dementia the anticholinestrases may be of benefit for the short term.

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   Posted 7/18/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Everyone is different at different levels of dementia.No 2 are alike......
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   Posted 8/29/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I would have him tested by a Nuerologist get him on meds.for dementia & pray he does better.Puts me in mind of Front temporal Dementia...

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   Posted 9/25/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to definitely agree with Snowy...he needs to be seen by a neuro....also that no 2 are alike my mom and dad both suffered with ad and are both gone now their sx and dd were very different..there was naturally a couple of simularities but......the course time frame and behaviours were nothing alike.Let us know how you make out plz.........lyn
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