1. graceeey

    graceeey New member

    Aug 24, 2019
    1
    Hi I'm a Home Health aide and I'm taking care of an 84 years old male with alzhiemers, I have noticed some jerking movement months ago but it was not often and it was not that strong, 2 weeks ago he fell and had a cut on his head and we rushed him in the ER and after 2 days we got home and he was doing well, Yesterday and today I've noticed something like an involuntary movement with my patient, Even when he was resting. I wonder what it is. Today this morning he fell bc of it and loses his balance. I'm worried
     
  2. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,454
    Female
    England
    Hi and welcome to Dementia Talking Point.

    If you have any concerns please contact his GP and have him checked. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    59,436
    Female
    Dundee
    Welcome from me too.

    Are you in touch with the gentleman’s family? I think he certainly needs to be checked over by his doctor.
     
  4. NORTHSIDE

    NORTHSIDE Registered User

    Jan 28, 2017
    80
    Male
    Northumberland
    Hi, My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimers 7 years ago and over the last 6 months she too has developed involuntary jerking movements. Sometimes it may be one arm or leg, sometimes it seems to be her whole body. But in either case it is a short split second event. I found the following article which refers to a condition called myoclonus which apparently can be associated with dementia. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Myoclonus-Fact-Sheet
     
  5. RosettaT

    RosettaT Registered User

    Sep 9, 2018
    234
    Female
    Mid Lincs
    I read about this only yesterday as my husband started jumping about in his sleep and when dosing in his chair.
     

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