Just wondering if anyone has experience this with their loved ones. My husband and I took my mum out for an hour yesterday to a local garden centre - she still seems to enjoy doing this (my dad was a very keen gardener). Anyway after about 20 minutes walking around I noticed she was tilted back almost at a 45 degree angle. We couldn't get her to straighten up and had to take an arm each to get her back to the car. She wasn't sure where to put her feet all of a sudden and also lost her balance. Within half an hour she was ok and seemed fine for the rest of the evening. She always has low blood pressure but the systolic reading was elevated yesterday and also tonight to 165 over 89. She was very very confused today (even more than normal) and isn't making any sense at all. She has eaten all her meals ok. Any thoughts that it might be a TIA?? She had a couple of TIA's about 6 years ago. The last TIA's she had showed up on a CAT scan but none of the family knew she had had them. When my dad had a full blown stroke and the doctor came he wasn't taken into hospital for 10 hours so I am not sure at what point you are supposed to alert the medical profession - any thoughts?