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2 1 Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Hi there. My mom is 70 yrs old and in the last 6 months has had a significant amount of short term memory loss. She refuses to drive. Dad now does the grocery shopping as last time she was there she thought they moved all their items to different isles. I am extremely close with my parents and...
2 1 Mon, 25 Jun 2018
How do I deal with someone who I believe has Dementia? My husband had surgery in Feb. and was under for 7 hours and has not been the same since. He had surg. for blood clots in his right leg. He stays up for days cannot sleep he says, then has mood changes anger, never stops talking a lot more,...
2 1 Mon, 18 Jun 2018
I am a female 70 yrs old; had an MRI of the brain with and without contrast IMPRESSION: by Dr giving report CHRONIC MICROVASCULAR ISCHEMIC DISEASE AND EVOLUTIONAL CHANGES. NO EVIDENCE OF ACUTE INFARCTION OR AREAS OF ABNORMAL ENHANCEMENT OR MASS LESION.READING THE INTERNET SEEM TO INDICATE THIS...
2 1 Thu, 23 Nov 2017
My husband had two brain mRIs, brain scan, nerve test & blood work this past month for his short term memory issues. It was explained that he has stage 1, level 2 Alzheimer’s. Scan showed mild shrinkage in his temporal lobes. Dr prescribed off label drug neutexta. My husband does not have sudden...
2 1 Mon, 20 Nov 2017
I have been recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer disease. I have been an 0 negative blood donor for many years. Should I continue to donate blood? I do not want to pass this disease on to someone else receiving my blood donation. I am still physically healthy, however, my cognitive...
2 1 Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Okay, so I think my Mother may have Alzheimer s though I am not sure. She is 92yrs old and at times she will ask me where my sisters are and even remember them doing things I did, the only problem is that I don t have sisters. It gradually builds up over the course of a few weeks, then something...
2 1 Mon, 23 Oct 2017
On my 78- year- old husband s MRI report, impressions state: 1. No acute intracranial abnormality. 2. Mild to moderate cerebral atrophy with temporal and parietal lobe predominance. 3. Mild chronic microvascular ischemic changes in the white matter. 4. Mild left greater than right maxillary sinus...
37 1 Thu, 16 Jul 2015
Dr. Power...I was a patient of yours a few years ago. I am now wondering if you are testing for the Alzheimer gene. My family s history is being investigated by University of Toronto and they tell me that they are expecting the results soon (it has been close to 2 years), but I am interested in...
47 1 Mon, 8 Jun 2015
My son is 4 years old and has 21mm ASD. They tried to repair it with septal occluder and were unsuccessful. They said we needed open heart surgery. When we went to consult he said it was an elective surgery to repair the ASD. They did mentioned right sided heart dilation. I don t want to put him...
43 1 Mon, 1 Jun 2015
my mother is in hospice late stages of alzhimer she is just taking in juice and maybe 2 boost a day the nurse gave her an inemia and she had a bowel movement that was huge and solid after she had the bowel movement she started talking a little ..the last 3-4 days she has not been talking we were...
38 1 Fri, 15 May 2015
My mother has allzimers and is seeing people that want to kill her 2 weeks ago she was put on another med. because the first one didn t seem to be working this one seems to be worse than the last one (antisicodic) have called her doctor the last two days by have not received any answers from him....
48 1 Fri, 15 May 2015
My mother is 90 has Alzheimer and has low blood oxygen on and off and with various activity. She is not distressed or uncomfortable. High appetite. She was as low as 63 and caretakers got it up to 75. She has been to the doctor recently - last Thursday. We did a chest xray which did not indicate...
62 1 Thu, 4 Dec 2014
What type of specialist would be best to take my sister who is 53 and recently diagnosed with Alzheimers ? I think see is only seeing her family doctor for treatment. She is experiencing headaches which concern me, perhaps a side effect from the medicine? Thanks
70 1 Tue, 2 Dec 2014
My Dad has Alzheimers; a few weeks ago he went totally troppo really aggressive, yelling, delusional, refusing to eat drink or take his pills, also went from going on quite long walks to refusing to get out of the car barely able to walk. He was taken off to hospital to calm him down has been...
64 1 Wed, 26 Nov 2014
My dad 84 years old is depressed , and experiances confusion, has lost a lot of weight, does not associate with anyone, forgets where he parks his car, has trouble with easy math. Part of this is his dealing with my mothers illnes, she has Alzheimers. He is becoming much worse and I am afraid he...
69 1 Wed, 26 Nov 2014
Mom is advanced Alzheimer s patient. Has complained of pain in anal area so thought hemmroids but after a week of treatment I demanded to see. She has a growth between her vaginal and anus. Has a doctor appointment but was checking the possibilities. Also has severe pain in top of stomach with...
131 1 Thu, 20 Nov 2014
What current literature is available in regards to the abrupt cessation of the Exelon patch and Namenda? After repeated requests to increase to the 13.4mg Exelon patch were denied, I m being told that its really not helping and its really only for patients with mild-moderate S&S of alzheimers....
133 1 Tue, 18 Nov 2014
Hello Doctor, My mom is suffering from Alzheimer s Disorder. She had been prescribed Hydergine drug by the doctor. However, the drug is no longer available in the market. Can you tell me whether Hydergine is effective in treatment of Alzheimer s Disorder. So I can request the manufacturer to...
67 1 Mon, 10 Nov 2014
I have been diagnosed with ALS. My brother had ALS. He died seven years ago. No one else in the family has it. My question is how will ALS affect my heart? I am on three cardiac meds. I have an enlarged area in one area. My cardiologist told me that I will have CHF later. My e-mail address is...
87 1 Mon, 20 Oct 2014
My 85 yr old mother was put on Oxycodone for pain, but there is no proof of pain as she has Alzheimer s decease. The nurse gives her half a tablet of a 5mn tab, so she is getting 2.5mg. They have now ordered Oxyfast 20mg for her at $210 to give to her when she refuses her tablet. The tabs are...
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