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Complaining from tinnitus, 7th nerve weakness and extreme forgetfulness. Early Alzheimer? Precautions?

Hi My father is 70 Old , since 2 years he starts to forget things in steady manner, but this year I feel it is icreased. He forgets his dinner yeserday , forgets some times that he is invited to a party today, and often forgets where he kept things like papers especially, he forgets that he need to have shower after a warm day, and when he request from me some thing , the day after he may ask my brother where is that thing ? , he forget who told him that story . one time he gave a loan to my uncle of 40,000. and after one month he asked my uncle : was it 200,000 ? so my uncle was surprised ! . but my father didn t forget the way back home , the names of closed relatives or friends , the way he live is no problem . - He is complaining from a light Tinnitus , the Doctor described a micro internal ear speaker , but my father return it after one week , doesn t like it. - He is not concintrating to whom speaking if there is another people chatting around ! , some times he will say to them : Please calm down , let us lesten The doctor sayed that he has the 7th nerve weakness , and need that micro speaker to treat it , but he refuse them and sayed it is anoying. - His Career is a JUDGE , he will retire in 2 months . he drive normally day time before 3 years he has noproblem . - He is diabetic , but less than 200 . and not having problems of it. he takes Sugar organizing tablets only. - The Question : Is that is Normal , or Does My father Suffering from early stage of Alzahimer ? - What is my job as his SON ? Many thanks Mohammad Abdullah
Asked On : Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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Hi Mohammad,

Thanks for the query.

It appears your father does have early signs of Alzheimers. This includes easy forgetting of recent events, forgetting how to do certain daily activities, etc.

He needs to be evaluated for tinnitus. It could be because of nerve weakness, infections, nerve damage etc. He needs an Audiometry test from his ENT Doctor.

Give him a diet with plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. This will provide good nutrition to strengthen his nerves.

Make sure he does not trip and fall because patients of Alzheimer's can fall easliy and get severe fractures and other severe injuries. Make sure he is comortable and d not let him out of your sight as his memory will not be good and he will forget most things you tell him to do.

Kindly get him a Psychiatry consult and Neurology consult for good medication to reduce his risk of falls and also for treating Alzheimers.

Wishing good health.


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