My husband in emi nursing home

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by Pon, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Pon

    Pon Registered User

    Dec 11, 2011
    61
    wales
    Hi

    It's over 2 years since I last posted something. My husband now has to be supported by 2 carers and is very very slow tottering now I gave him his lunch in the dining room and we sat there for awhile and then suddenly his whole body started shaking but by the time the nurse came he had stopped shaking . Has anyone come across this before I just wondered is it an escalation of memory loss or should I ask for a doctor to be called out . My husband is in stage seven of the decease
    Thanks

    Pon
     
  2. katie1

    katie1 Registered User

    Aug 5, 2014
    122
    Kendal Cumbria
    I think this does need a medical investigation or at least a discussion in case it happens again and you have some kind of advice on how to deal with it!
    By the way what is stage seven of the disease? I don't know anything about numbered stages?

    Thanks
     
  3. Scarlett123

    Scarlett123 Registered User

    Apr 30, 2013
    3,802
    Essex
    This is one of the symptoms of UTI, though, of course, it could be something else. Probably best to alert the staff and ask for the GP to be called. HTH xxx
     
  4. Pon

    Pon Registered User

    Dec 11, 2011
    61
    wales
    My husband is in an emi nursing home

    Thanks for your comments I thought he didn't look well so it maybe a uti. I'll check with the nursing staff to see if they think a doctor should be called to check him out.
    stage seven is the final stage of alzheimer's at least I'll feel better if a doctor is called

    Thanks again

    Pon
     
  5. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,809
    Female
    South coast
    Hi Pon, it could also be an epileptic seizure which is quite common in the later stages of dementia. Either way, I agree that it needs the GP to check it.
     

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