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Itchy Head

Shirley Ann

Registered User
Sep 28, 2013
East Sussex
Mum has had a diagnosis of Alzheimer's for 16 months. Her problem at the moment is a really itchy head. Has anyone else encountered this? We've tried all the usual medicated shampoos, not washing hair to often, a steroid lotion from the GP. There's no redness, no nits, I've bought her a new pillow. Help!


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Jun 4, 2010
West Midlands
No experience of itchy head and dementia but my OH had bad psoriasis and nothing seemed to work except J&J baby shampoo which has calmed the skin.

My thoughts are a bit random but I was wondering if this "itch" was inside the head, like something going on in the blood (??) rather than skin ?? Random I know :)

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May 21, 2014
My OH scratches his head a lot. I can't find a cause for it either but sometimes think he does it to have something to do, as he only does it while sitting on the sofa.


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Mar 4, 2013
Auckland...... New Zealand
My Mum suffers from psoriasis on her scalp mainly, and uses Neutrogena T Gel Shampoo. I think this is sold in the UK too.
Having had a problem with ants lately and one crawling up her arm, Mum is always saying her arms and legs are itchy now :rolleyes:
She does have very dry skin though, so encouraging her to use a moisturiser daily after having a bath.