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Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby rajkochi » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:44 pm

I have this query for my father-in-law who is over 73 years of age now. Since past some weeks we have noticed some unusual problems in him. This is mainly that of loss of memory. And he gets lost in the way - there are incidents that he forgets for what reason he had started off from home and also he forgets things that he used to keep at the same place all the time. In the last week, he had pain in his left eye along with blurred vision for which the ophthalmologist has prescribed an eye drop - a drop of which is being poured into the eye. And he reported dizziness shortly after this which is to be confirmed yet with the ophthalmologist if its because of the drop.

Our concern is to know why he has this kind of memory loss... Alzheimer's??

N.B: he is a little diabetic but under control as the tests show
Awaiting your reply.
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby Kelly Thundercloud » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:31 am

It certainly sounds like some form of dementia. If he is forgetting why he left home, there is definitely something wrong. Talk to his doctor about this. There is no cure for the disease, but it's progression can be slowed down. I would definitely bring it up. Do it now because it sounds like he is in the earlier stages. If you wait too long, treatments won't be nearly as effective.
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby superpowers » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:07 pm

there may be something here so it would be best to check it up with a doctor asap

forgetting things mid way is a classic sign of alzheimers - I have an uncle who has it so I know what it's like and it isn't nice. better to get treatment now and get it checked up asap
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby poppop » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:34 am

Neurologists or Geriatricians are the best type of doctors for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease or other causes of dementia. It might be best to be referred to them. They order HEAD CT or other scans, labwork, and look at the whole picture. Sometimes they will do some very lengthy testing to figure out what the exact problem could be.
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby EmmaViolet » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:59 am

Hi I'm Emma, also a newbie. My family is known to have Alzheimer's disease, both the parents of my mother had the disease. it was terrible having to see everything in your life taken away from you. my grandparents did not recognize any one or even where they were. my childhood memory of them wasnt very good. i hope that in the future there would be a cure for this. and hopefully, my mom does not inherit this disease..
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby johnwilson639 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:50 am

I don't think that these are a sign of alzheimer's disease.
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby kimjones » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:48 pm

I don't think that's alzheimer... but anyways I think that he should visit a doctor. Regrads. :wink:
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby Kabuhi » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:17 pm

Memory loss is one symptom of Alzheimer's disease.

Other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include putting objects in weird or unusual places, repeating the same sentences over and over again (several times in a span of a few minutes), repetitive behaviors, odd speech patterns, delusions, personality changes, an inability to focus or concentrate, and a loss of ability to do simple tasks. It's quite an insidious disease so best get him checked out.
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Re: Are these symtoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Postby FTMIsaacs » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:10 pm

I live with a 65 year old man, that I am curious about.

he has an online business and many times he forgets to send in orders or email the customer tracking numbers, also in the car he'll be driving and totally forget where he is going. He routinely loses credit cards and other important items he has put in the same place for years. He leaves his cell phone everywhere. I tell him I have an appointment an hour later he completely forgets I have it and he is becoming very quick to anger. He is sleeping a lot more then normal as well. I am worried about him.
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