Menopause and Early Onset Alzheimers

Discussion in 'Younger people with dementia and their carers' started by carli1987, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. carli1987

    carli1987 Registered User

    Apr 7, 2015
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    So, my mother is 54 and was diagnosed with Early onset Alzheimers two years ago and showing symptoms for the past four years. Her mother was diagnosed when she was 47 years of age and my grand-father registered his interest in Dementia research where my grand-mother went through a number of testing to establish that her Alzheimers was caused by a rare genetic mutation.

    Moving on, Although on medication my mother's symptoms seem to be getting significantly worse and rapidly. Also, recently she has started getting severe hot sweats, to a point where her clothes and hair are soaked. She is pre-menopausal...could she be going through her menopause? Could it be this enhancing her symptoms?

    Can anyone shed any light if they have any experience with this matter, before I take her to the Dr.

    Thank you in advance

    Carli xx
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
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    I wouldn't wait for others I would take her to the GP now. Dementia is bad enough without putting up with other symptoms.
     
  3. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
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    East Kent
    #3 lin1, Apr 7, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2015
    Hi. I agree I wouldn't wait for others.
    I am no medic but it does sound to me that mum is now going through the Menopause .
    Such severe hot sweats are awful to go through.
    It would be wise to visit the GP their are meds that can help ease such severe symptoms.
     
  4. Dazmum

    Dazmum Registered User

    Being menopausal myself, before a hot flush I get a feeling of anxiety as well, almost as a warning, which I can only imagine could feel worse with the Alzheimer's. I would go to the GP to see what can be offered to help. It could well be that HRT would be prescribed depending on her medical history.
     
  5. carli1987

    carli1987 Registered User

    Apr 7, 2015
    2
    Thank you for your replies.

    I am taking Mum to the Dr's in the morning, hopefully we can get this sorted. She definitely has anxiety before and during the hot flushes. I am just hoping they can give her the HRT with the medication she is already on.
     

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