Can someone diagnose this?

Posted by yaz111 @yaz111, Dec 19, 2022

My Grandmother had hearing problems since 2012 but otherwise was totally normal, she fell in 2021 and was admitted to the hospital for 4 days, since then, she lost a lot of weight and slowly started having problems recognizing everyone with the exception of my grandfather.
She now can't walk, can't speak distinctively, doesn't recognize anyone, and needs to be spoon-fed.
She sometimes comes around and asks us why she can't walk.

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Hi, Yaz — Possibly one or more strokes or mini-strokes??? Please keep us posted

All the best.

/LarryG

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@yaz111 We are not medical professionals on Mayo Clinic Connect. We are a community of members who supposer one another and provide suggestions. We cannot diagnose.

What does your grandmother’s doctor say? She was admitted to the hospital so there would be a diagnosis. The best thing to do is to ask to speak with her doctor and if your grandmother has given permission ask for a very frank discussion. You can ask for a diagnosis with an explanation and what the prognosis is such as will she get better? How long will that take? Would physical therapy or speech therapy help?

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@yaz111 We are not medical professionals on Mayo Clinic Connect. We are a community of members who supposer one another and provide suggestions. We cannot diagnose.

What does your grandmother’s doctor say? She was admitted to the hospital so there would be a diagnosis. The best thing to do is to ask to speak with her doctor and if your grandmother has given permission ask for a very frank discussion. You can ask for a diagnosis with an explanation and what the prognosis is such as will she get better? How long will that take? Would physical therapy or speech therapy help?

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Had the hospital done a C-scan.. that shows the clots or areas where bleeding happened..or is happening.. certain parts of the brain make sense of what the eyes see.. memories have to mesh with sight.. there are all sorts of neurological specialists involved.. I have a friend who lost peripheral vision on the left side because of a bleeding in a certain part of the brain.. some opticians with training can provide therapy for making visual connections… walking.. but these problems needed prompt attention..

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@yaz111, I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother's declining health. You must be very concerned for her and for your grandfathe. If you would like to request an appointment with Mayo Clinic neurology specialists, click this link to learn how: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63

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I am light headed, continuously. My heart has been checked extensively. It’s not orthodstatic hypotension.
I can’t think of an organ not checked. I do have type two diabetes.
Any ideas

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