I need to help my mom

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soehls
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   Posted 9/9/2012 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
My mom has end stage liver cancer. Her biggest worry is my dad. She cannot rest peacefully until we figure out what is going on with him. She thinks he might have beginning alz. so I thought I might ask you guys. He says nothing is wrong and wont go to the doctor. I live in another state so I dont see the symptoms my mom and sisters see on a regular basis.
He is 61 years old and his main problem is memory related. He doesn't remember what people tell him from day to day. For ex. my mom has a lot of hip pain from her cancer and it hurts her much less if she can get up herself. She has told my dad over and over to not help her because it makes it hurt more. He does it every day. When they drive somewhere he forgets the order of errands they were doing...Walmat, Sams club and the grocery store. He turns to go to the grocery store when they were close to their 2nd stop at Sams club. There were other things but I cant remember them all over the past two years this has been happening (yes I see the irony lol)
He has also had a few issues of raging incidents over the past 2 years. He gets really mad at something and yells and paces around the house. My mom can calm him down eventually. Yesterday he threw a chair out of the bathroom into their bedroom hard enough to bend the metal chair. This is so very unlike my dad!
So what are your thoughts?

soehls
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   Posted 9/9/2012 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to mention he doesnt do the typical things an alz. person might do like putting keys in the cabinet or forgetting what keys are for.

soehls
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   Posted 9/9/2012 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kate. He doesnt drink but I never even thought about that. My mom feels safe so no problem there. Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimers?

soehls
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   Posted 9/9/2012 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Odd that you mentioned tbe vascular dementia caused by mini strokes. My dad has had heart issues. His heart races to double the normal rate. I wonder if that could cause what you talking about.

soehls
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   Posted 9/11/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
He is on medications. I will tell my mom to mention that if she can get him to go to the doctor. Thanks for your reply and concern yeah

~SimplyUs~
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   Posted 10/11/2012 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Does he have any breathing issues? copd ..That can cause the heart to race.
Hanging in there like a monkey on a vine, knowing that through this journey; there is something positive to find.

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 10/13/2012 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Social services can assist. They even can get a home nurse or doctor to observe
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 10/13/2012 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Social services can assist. They even can get a home nurse or doctor to observe
"The Walking Medical Mystery"

Too many Allergies / Too many RXs & DXs

A Rare Gem for Doctors and Guinee Pig
~Medical Caregiver and Doctors Worse Nightmare~
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