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    Suddenly more lucid, why?

    While we're on the topic of strokes/TIA's does anybody know if TIA's continue throughout the lifetime? My grandad had just had his continuing healthcare funding removed and when we've read his assessment they say he HAD TIA's in the 80's. my mum and I thought he had a stroke recently as he's...
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    Suddenly more lucid, why?

    My grandad does suffer from TIA's, I wonder if he has had a stroke x
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    Suddenly more lucid, why?

    I've called the home today and spoke to his regular carers, they say we've just caught him on a very, very good day and we should make the most of it. I can't explain to them just how different he was, I've NEVER seen him as good as this in two years. I don't think they realize just how good he...
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    Suddenly more lucid, why?

    Thanks for your replies. He has been eating and drinking normally but just choking a lot but yesterday the choking stopped. We asked the carers and all they had to day was "yes, he's been like this all day"
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    Suddenly more lucid, why?

    Hi. I don't post on here very often but my Grandad was admitted to a care home for dementia in 2004. Since this he's obviously deteriorated. I can't remember the last time I heard him speak. It must be 6 weeks since I've seen his eyes open and he never reacts to anything or moves. He eats...
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    Advice urgently needed

    Hi, I have only posted on here once before and it was a lon time ago. Well here goes (this is a long one so thanks if you manage to stay with me) My nan is 85 and has lived alone in a upstairs flat since 1988. 3 years ago she had a fall and broke her hip, she had it operated on and returned...
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    Hello, new here...advice needed.

    Thank you very much for your advice. I'm not too sure about whether of not other medications have been tried, I know different dosages have. Another thing I didn't mention was that the nursing EMI unit have said that they can't keep a bed space open for my grandad as he is too aggresive. I...
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    Hello, new here...advice needed.

    Hi, I'm brand new to this site and am only posting out of desperation for my mum. My grandad (mums dad) suffers badly from vascular dementia and has done since my nan died about 4-5 years ago. He's got progressively worse and now he doesn't recognise his family, is violent and cannot care for...