Have you heard of this?

Posted by JaniceLM @janicelm, Oct 11, 2011

My mother is 81 years old. Very active, sociable, vibrant. Several months ago, she went to bed and woke up literally a different person. She does not have dementia and she’s aware that something’s “wrong” with her. Her personality has become very “flat” – very little emotion. Sits and stares. Can’t process tv shows well. Doesn’t do her normal daily household chores unless suggested to her. But once suggested to her, then she’s immediately up and doing it. Doesn’t interact at all. Has anyone ever heard of this? We are distraught

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wierd, better see a doctor. Storke?

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@marshall

wierd, better see a doctor. Storke?

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Yes, we’ve seen a number of doctors who’ve said it must be anxiety or depression. Anxiety and depression meds however do not make a difference. Neurologist’s tests have cleared her of any brain tumors, closed arteries, etc. Psychiatrists won’t take WellCare (form of medicare). We need some direction on how to treat this. Thank you

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@marshall

wierd, better see a doctor. Storke?

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Anxiety/Depression would not allow you to not process and TV show. Sometime I think if a doctor is stumped they blame anxiety and depression. This really sounds like a stroke. Hope you get some answers soon

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How terrible for you and her! For this to have happened over night, it certainly sounds like a “mini” stroke(eschemic-spelling not right?)to me. Has she been checked specifically for a stroke because this can be done. Eighty-one is certainly not considered old these days…God bless

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@pattygray

How terrible for you and her! For this to have happened over night, it certainly sounds like a “mini” stroke(eschemic-spelling not right?)to me. Has she been checked specifically for a stroke because this can be done. Eighty-one is certainly not considered old these days…God bless

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Yes, she’s been cleared by a neurologist – no stroke, seizure, or tumors. But they can’t tell us what it IS. Still need some direction

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My Mother was ok one day had what we thought was a mini stroke but turns out she has Alzheimers at age 75. She also has 50% heart function and 45% kidney. About 5 years ago she had 7% heart function when she went into surgery. Has she been checked for frontal lobe lesions? Sorry to hear about your mother. Mine is under hospice care as her body and now her mind is shutting down.

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@marshall

wierd, better see a doctor. Storke?

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Sounds like the onset of alzeihemers.I would get her started on aricept

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sounds like she’s had a mini ‘ISCHEMIC’ STROKE. SHE SHOULD HAVE HER EYES TESTED AS SHE COULD HAVE HEMORHAGED BEHIND HER EYE. VASCULAR DEMENTIA IS DUE TO THE BLOOD VESSELS ERUPTING FROM TIME TO TIME OFTEN BEHIND THE EYE BUT I BELIEVE CAN BE ANYWHERE BEHIND AND ABOVE THE EYES. THAT’S WHY IT’S HARD TO ASSESS, THE PROGRESSION IS SLOW AND LASTS FOR YRS. @janicelm

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HAVE HER EYES AND EARS CHECKED BY SPECIALISTS.

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@deliasanderson

sounds like she’s had a mini ‘ISCHEMIC’ STROKE. SHE SHOULD HAVE HER EYES TESTED AS SHE COULD HAVE HEMORHAGED BEHIND HER EYE. VASCULAR DEMENTIA IS DUE TO THE BLOOD VESSELS ERUPTING FROM TIME TO TIME OFTEN BEHIND THE EYE BUT I BELIEVE CAN BE ANYWHERE BEHIND AND ABOVE THE EYES. THAT’S WHY IT’S HARD TO ASSESS, THE PROGRESSION IS SLOW AND LASTS FOR YRS. @janicelm

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She’s had an MRI & MRA which showed “all clear”. I will contact an opthamologist immediately to see if an Ischemic stroke could have occurred. Thank you very much for this insight. We are at such a loss.

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@deliasanderson

sounds like she’s had a mini ‘ISCHEMIC’ STROKE. SHE SHOULD HAVE HER EYES TESTED AS SHE COULD HAVE HEMORHAGED BEHIND HER EYE. VASCULAR DEMENTIA IS DUE TO THE BLOOD VESSELS ERUPTING FROM TIME TO TIME OFTEN BEHIND THE EYE BUT I BELIEVE CAN BE ANYWHERE BEHIND AND ABOVE THE EYES. THAT’S WHY IT’S HARD TO ASSESS, THE PROGRESSION IS SLOW AND LASTS FOR YRS. @janicelm

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HI AGAIN, YES, THIS IS HOW IT ALL STARTED WITH MY MOM AT 81. DELIA

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@deliasanderson

sounds like she’s had a mini ‘ISCHEMIC’ STROKE. SHE SHOULD HAVE HER EYES TESTED AS SHE COULD HAVE HEMORHAGED BEHIND HER EYE. VASCULAR DEMENTIA IS DUE TO THE BLOOD VESSELS ERUPTING FROM TIME TO TIME OFTEN BEHIND THE EYE BUT I BELIEVE CAN BE ANYWHERE BEHIND AND ABOVE THE EYES. THAT’S WHY IT’S HARD TO ASSESS, THE PROGRESSION IS SLOW AND LASTS FOR YRS. @janicelm

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MY MOM IS NOW 87

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