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Dizziness, headache and pressure in the head. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Could it be something else?

my mother was diagnosed with alzheimers 6-7 years ago. She first complained of dizziness and headache and always a pressure and feeling of cotton on the top of her head. i didn t think alzheimers included headaches? I have always thought that it wasn t this horrible disease and something else. Is there a possibility i m right?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Thanks for your query

The symptoms that you have described ( dizziness and headache)is not suggestive of Alzhemer's disease.
i WANTED TO KNOW IF SHE HAS OTHER SYMPTOMS suggestive of Alzhemer's disease like memory problem etc.

The cuases of headache in this age could be temporal arteritis, infection in brain etc.

I advise you to get evaluated by a neurologist who will guide you through a detailed clinical evaluation and if required investigations

Best wishes

Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Zainab Hassanali's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic,
i agree with you that headache and dizziness is not a symptom of alzheimers disease, from my opinion causes of headache and dizziness could be
- vertigo
- migraine attacks
- newly diagnosed high blood pressure
- sinusitis
- tension headache/stress headache
- sub arachiod hemorrhage
- brain tumor
i would suggest get a second opinion from another specialist for further checkup and appropriate management.
hope to have answered your query
take care.
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