1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. hayleshunter

    hayleshunter Registered User

    Mar 22, 2015
    2
    Hi my mother suffers from Dementia, wont take anything for it. At this stage she is having waves of nausea. Mom goes grey/white, sits down, closes her eyes and waits for this to pass. Is this common. Mum also suffers with dry mouth, which sometimes is worse than the dementia. Any advise would be helpful.
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    Hello and welcome to Talking Point.

    Does your mother have other health issues? Because nausea isn't a standard dementia symptom, so I think I'd be looking elsewhere. Have you spoken to her doctor about these episodes?
     
  3. Kevinl

    Kevinl Registered User

    Aug 24, 2013
    4,783
    Salford
    Agree with Jen, it's not anything I've seen as a symptom of AZ I've ever seen. It could be any number of things, you need to take her for a checkout, blood pressure, thyroid, heart, the total package, too many things may be the cause. Get on to the GP and start the tests. It might be something totally different and treatable, go to the docs.
    K
     
  4. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    And to add to what Kevin said: often the assumption that when a person has dementia, everything they experience is a result of the dementia. Obviously that isn't the case, but you need to be aware that that might be the assumption from professionals, and push for a diagnosis.
     

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