1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. barmby

    barmby Registered User

    Nov 6, 2006
    29
    My mum was diagnosed as having "Pseudo Obstruction"...Please can anyone tell me more about it and measures in preventing it as she lives in a residential home and we dont want it occuring again if it can be prevented...Is it mainly making sure mum drinks fluids and a good diet....Any information would be so useful ....
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,680
    Kent
    Hello Barmby, do you think the term`pseudo` meaning false, could indicate an obstruction caused by tension or rigidity, rather than a blockage?
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,417
    Finally a diagnosis! Unfortunately, I'm not sure it's going to do you much good. Did they give you any indication of possible causes? I know this can happen if you're on heavy duty opiates (that's why after you have an op., they are so insistent about "whether you've moved your bowels" to which the correct answer is: "yes, I've moved them to Cleveland") The 2 other reasons (excluding the genetic option) seem to be either 1) muscle tone, or 2) nerve problems. As far as I can tell from searching around this problem is only marginally treatable. Obviously, if you have food stuck in the gut for any period of time there's a chance of infection which should be treated with antibiotics, plus I would think that malnutrition is a possible side effect. What has the doctor actually said about possible treatment options? And how are they going to ensure that she remains nourished?
     

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