Other problems - Alzheimer's

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by Reds, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    541
    Hertfordshire
    Hi,

    Are people with Alzheimer's prone to infections such as chest?

    Why does a temperature make Alzheimer's worse?

    Also skin problems? Even if kept clean.

    Reds
     
  2. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    11,144
    Female
    South coast
    People in the later stages of dementia are more prone to infections because their immune system is not working properly.
    Infection, inflammation, general anaesthetic, broken bones etc all play havoc with dementia and although the dementia symptoms improve once they recover, it will often progress their dementia. Im not sure that anyone knows exactly why, although there have been some theories.
     
  3. Reds

    Reds Registered User

    Sep 5, 2011
    541
    Hertfordshire
    Thank you Canary, wondered what people thought generally
     

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