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Head pain.. Alzheimers symptom???

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by exhausted 2015, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
    624
    Female
    stoke on trent
    Hello all posting about dad again I'm a bit concerned because recently dad has been complaining about pain in his head it seems to pass quickly but from what I can gather it seems severe, dad has mixed dementia alzheimers also vascular dementi... Does anyone know if this is a symptom.. Maybe worth mentioning to his gp??
    Thanks in advance for any info.. Exhausted 2015 xx
     
  2. Lindy50

    Lindy50 Registered User

    Dec 11, 2013
    5,239
    Cotswolds
    Hi exhausted :)

    I think any severe pain is worth mentioning to the GP. I don't know whether this would be specifically linked to dementia, but even so, I'd discuss it with the doctor :)

    Lindy xx
     
  3. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,902
    Female
    Scotland
    My BIL had vascular dementia and my sister noticed that extreme headaches were usually followed by small strokes which are of course the cause of the VD. I would see your GP as advised above.
     
  4. Bod

    Bod Registered User

    Aug 30, 2013
    1,182
    Pain in head

    Get him to the dentist, even if he has no teeth!
    Closely followed by the GP, if the dentist finds nothing, or cannot give a quick appointment(1-2 days)
    Don't hang about!!


    Bod
     
  5. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,962
    Brixham Devon
    Pete used to say 'oouch' and put his fingers to the side of his head. From what I could gather it was a sharp, stabbing pain that came and went very quickly. Pete had Alzheimer's not Vascular dementia.
     
  6. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,499
    Female
    Near Southampton
    My BIL had vascular dementia and my sister noticed that extreme headaches were usually followed by small strokes which are of course the cause of the VD.

    Not always. My husband's VD wasn't.
    However, I think with anything that affects the blood supply to the brain being disrupted, either by blockage or narrowing of the arteries or by the plaques of Alzheimer's, then pain is a likely possibility.
    After all, it's the spasms of the vessel that can cause migraine.
     
  7. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
    624
    Female
    stoke on trent
    Thanks all again for the comments I thought maybe it was the vascular dementia that could be causing it I will call the doctor on Monday xx
     

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