Mums contractures

Discussion in 'End of life care' started by ginger&marnie, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. ginger&marnie

    ginger&marnie New member

    Nov 3, 2017
    6
    Hi everyone. My mums legs have been contacted up for many years as is her neck - her head is over to one side & she can't straiten it to a normal position. her legs were up so her heels wete practially touching her bum. about 3 weeks ago and they changed over night & her legs are now more or less straight! her GP said this is a final stage of dementia but shes still with us. her head is still contracted. Has anyone come across anything like this before or possibly know what may be going on
     
  2. Leswi

    Leswi Registered User

    Jul 13, 2014
    120
    Bedfordshire
    My mum had one leg in contracture when she was bedbound at end of life. One day it just released out, we were told it was muscles relaxing at last stage of life. I think she passed about 2 or 3 weeks later.
     
  3. ginger&marnie

    ginger&marnie New member

    Nov 3, 2017
    6
    oh, maybe her GP is right then. mum has very advanced dementia, tho she is more alert and restless now. up until a few weeks ago she was asleep most of the time apart from during personal care.she is still eating &drinking but it can take upto 30 mins for her to eat 1 weetabix
     

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