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    Seizures

    So sorry to hear that - yes that is what I’ve been noticing. I’m chasing the consultant and spoke to a GP today but will have to follow up again tomorrow - I will obviously continue to give it to her until I have professional advice and agreement on an alternative. My mum is.normally such a...
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    Seizures

    Hi yes thanks first time it was a UTI, second, a chest and urine infection. However reading up, seizures can occur due to the condition itself, particularly in the later stages therefore pinpointing the reason is tricky. One of the listed side effects of Keppra is aggressive behaviour - I...
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    Seizures

    Hello, I have cared for my mother for a decade with dementia - we have battled UTI’s for a large part of this period and they have been getting worse and more difficult to get rid of. There is also a seizure risk now and we went on the drug Keppra after an episode 5 weeks ago, I don’t think...
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    UTI-How to help stop recurring?

    Hello my mother also suffers chronic UTI’s - she has lost mobility and has had two seizures in the past five months. The urologist will not put her on a low dose due to resistance - can I ask what medication your mum is on ? I’m glad she is doing better
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    Hypotension

    Thank you for this - do you know what medication was prescribed?
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    Hypotension

    Thank you for this - do you know what medication was prescribed? I am having difficulty getting doctors to do anything about this - instead they have sent us for a CT scan
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    Hypotension

    Many thanks for all your comments about this - if anyone knows about specific medications that can be taken please let me know - sorry about the delay in getting back
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    Hypotension

    Hello all - please could you let me know if you care for someone who has been diagnosed with hypotension and what medication was diagnosed to help the problem? Many thanks
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    Frequent falls and balancing problems

    What a shame - i hope he is ok. It's very scary when they start to fall like this - my mother very physically able up until this year when she has suffered a string of infections.
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    Frequent falls and balancing problems

    That is terrible - believe you me, I know how frustrating it is and the care that should be there is just not. I hope things are ok - and the GP saw it today and dressed the wound. Shocking that you were left like that.
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    Falling Backwards

    Thank you for sending this on - I have had countless conversations with OT's and no-one has ever suggested one of these.
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    Falling Backwards

    Hi thank you for this - I will mention this to them. I have walked alongside my mother for years now holding her arm or hand. She cannot use a walking framer or any other device but I'll look into this to see if it will help
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    Falling Backwards

    Thanks for this - we are seeing a geriatrician next week now. We did see one earlier in the year but as mum couldn't follow the exercises, they just gave up on giving her any physiotherapy.
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    Falling Backwards

    She does sometimes do that - often when she has an infection - but there could be something else going on as it is a drastic change to how she used to be.
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    Falling Backwards

    Thanks - I am trying to keep her mobile and she can walk - I have bought a wheelchair though, I just hope we can get help with this. She is so variable - it makes it very difficult to judge.
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    Frequent falls and balancing problems

    So sorry to hear this - I hope he is ok and the Dr gets to you quickly to tend to him.
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    Falling Backwards

    Hi thanks so much for your reply. Yes they are coming next week - but tell me they cannot help medically. Concerned why she is falling back like this so frequently - it's impossible even to take her coat off. X
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    Frequent falls and balancing problems

    Yes this is a frequent problem I come across - that GP's put everything down to the condition when of course there are other conditions that can impact and make the dementia worse.
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    Falling Backwards

    Hello I would be grateful for anyone's help and advice. I singlehandedly look after my mum who has Alzheimer's/Vascular Dementia. Up until now her mobility was generally goog but has now gone completely downhill. She keeps falling backwards and we have had many falls both inside and out of...