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What causes incoherent speech and bet wetting in an elderly person?

Mother, age 90 - speaking appeared to be twisted words, not consistent - hard to follow her train of thought. Never had any problems with bed wetting before; however, did last evening. Had flu early in the week. Just wondering if these could be symptoms of something more severe?
Thu, 8 Aug 2019
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Hi,

If these symptoms of your mother represent a dramatic change in language or speech ability and she is incontinent of urine whereas before she never was then, I advise you get her to an ER to be sure she hasn't suffered a stroke.

She may also be having an infectious problem in the bladder which if left untreated could become much more serious.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist

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What causes incoherent speech and bet wetting in an elderly person?

Hi, If these symptoms of your mother represent a dramatic change in language or speech ability and she is incontinent of urine whereas before she never was then, I advise you get her to an ER to be sure she hasn t suffered a stroke. She may also be having an infectious problem in the bladder which if left untreated could become much more serious. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist