I am not sure where to start realy. My Sister was diagnosed around the age of 51-52 with an "Alzheimers type Dementia" She is now 55 and definatly getting worse as far as memory,social skills,bathroom habits that sort of thing.
Yesterday while she was sat watching TV,she suddenly went into a type of siezure,head back,eyes rolling and her chin was sort of trembling. She was taken to hospital where after a very brief examination and some questions that for obvious reasons she couldnt answer,she was sent home. We have been told that people with Alzheimers type of problems can be prone to seizure type things but it is not the same as epelepsy(sp)
Last night,she continualy kept on dozing off on the sofa and then waking up again. her daughter put her to bed.
I had a call a while ago from my neice. She had recieved a call at work from My sisters husband(and a total waste of space in my opinion) aparently he couldnt wake my sister up this morning. Instead of caling someone right there and then,he left her untill 12.30 lunch time and then called my niece(his daughter) at work. She called up NHS direct who said "why didnt he call an ambulance straight away." My niece went home imediatly and my sister had then woken up but was very hot,shaking and crying. One of my other sisters has taken them up to the hospital again,but what are they going to say? probably the same as yesterday "nothing we can do take her home"
My Mother in law had Alzheimers and I didnt see even a hint of the symptoms that my sister is having. my sister started to go down hill a few years ago when she had a virus(I remember she collapsed while on her way to the bathroom) and from then on she was continualy having ear infections and it was also at this time that she started getting her memory problems. I have tried to question my sisters consultant when we go for her reguler apointments about a possable connection with this virus she had a few years ago but I dont get anywhere.
Somthing just isnt right somewhere and it isnt me being in denial that my sister has Alzheimers either.
What do I do,what can I do?
PS,if anyone thinks I am being harsh calling my brother in law a waste of space,if you new him and the way that he behaves towards my sister then you would agree with me.
I have posted this in the hope that someone will be familier with the symptoms that my sister is having and maybe help me to understand what is happening and why the medical people dont seem to be giving us any answers.
Thanks for reading