Dementia/Alzheimers Like Behaviors

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   Posted 3/18/2015 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I will just get to it... My grandma's behavior has changed tremendously.Maybe a few weeks ago my grandma had her first episode where she would become completely unresponsive. The first one happened at her residence where she sat down to eat and just sat there with here eyes closed and when you tried to talk to her she wouldn't say anything almost like she was sleeping as well as being hard to wake up. She was rushed to the hospital and the doctors couldn't find anything. The second time it happened I was with her and she was sitting in her chair unresponsive again.

Also she doesn't want to eat, sleeps all day and her reasoning and rationality is not there, like for instance the other day my cousin and I were visiting her and my cousin stated that she didn't have a key to get in her house in case something happened. So my grandma gave her her own personal keys she used to get in with. And then a couple of days later my mom and I went to check on her because I wanted to sit and talk with her for a while she wasn't there but she left the door unlocked and told us that she needed to get a new set of keys made.

Today she was moaning and squinting her eyes and talking loudly to God which is normal for her as well as repeating things over and over.....

If anyone has went through this and know what is going on please help me it would be gladly appreciated!

P.S. Now she has trouble swallowing and in one her lucid moments she told us that she can hear what we are saying but just cant respond to us


Today the doctors told us that everything was normal and they didn't see any abnormalities in the EEG.

Post Edited (L0v3Butt3rFly) : 3/22/2015 9:44:14 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 3/19/2015 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds she definitely have some mental issues going on. Is she on any type of medications? Does she have any other health issues? How old is she?

She should go into see the doc to rule out other health issues. Has she ever been checked to see if she had a stroke?

Usually dementia and Alzheimer's is a gradual process. Unresponsiveness is sometimes seen in the more advanced stages. That is why I really think she needs to be seen by a doctor. If in the event she is getting dementia, they have medications out there to slow the progression.
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   Posted 3/19/2015 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
She does she has had episodes where she would smell things that weren't there. The only medications that she is on as far as my knowledge is Coumadin as well as a medication for some chemical unbalances. She is 83 years old and has been checked for strokes and it has come back negative.

The doctor at the previous hospital she was rushed to said that it was advanced dementia but the hospital she is admitted to now hasn't said anything about it.
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