sighing and strange noises?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by caring a, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. caring a

    caring a Registered User

    Mar 1, 2014
    132
    hi all,,
    just wandered wiether was common with az sufferers or just mum,,
    she has az + mobility problems but recently has started sighing and kinda moaning when breathing when standing or doing anything,,even in morning when get her up to commode i can hear her kinda moaning when breathing,,
    i kinda go worried,,,is it a breathing problem,but when in chair or sleeping her breathing very clear,,,
    sorry if im not explaining to well,,
    thanks 4 reading anyway xxx
     
  2. emwmarine

    emwmarine Registered User

    Nov 22, 2011
    61
    Happened to my Mum. She went through a period of repeating 'shut up' at fairly random times.
     
  3. loveahug

    loveahug Registered User

    Nov 28, 2012
    1,071
    Moved to Leicester
    #3 loveahug, Sep 12, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
    FiL used to expel a sighing moan with every breath, drove MiL nuts and he didn't have dementia....
     
  4. halojones

    halojones Registered User

    May 7, 2014
    438
    The sighing is part of the dementia, but also our folks can't tell us if they are in pain,a lot of the groans etc could be pain??mums g.p. told me to give mum painkillers if I thought she needed them...
     
  5. Tears Falling

    Tears Falling Registered User

    Jul 8, 2013
    637
    Oh now that's interesting as my mum (vascular dem) has started to do this within the last week...
     
  6. placey

    placey Registered User

    Sep 3, 2012
    51
    humming/grunting

    My MIL has recently started making a kind of grunting, humming noise, over and over. It's like the Chinese water torture, on and on. Is this similar to the noises others of you report? I think she has a tune going round her head, but SIL thinks it may be a sign of pain/discomfort - no way of knowing, is there.
    Placey
     
  7. only daughter

    only daughter Registered User

    Jun 16, 2014
    30
    Surrey
    Dad make a noise like that its driving Mum mad as she hears it all e time. I thought it was something to do with his COPD but the sound is different to what it used to be.
     
  8. 1953barney

    1953barney Registered User

    Nov 5, 2013
    66
    Suffolk
    My mum started doing a noise like that every time she breathes out, nearly drove me mad last weekend! It went on for 3/4 days and then just stopped!!
     
  9. caring a

    caring a Registered User

    Mar 1, 2014
    132
    mums condition seems to be quite common in az sufferers,,
    the sighing noise is like there is pain,,,,in mums case when she trys to stand it starts,so its maybe like a default noise fearing pain coming on,
    in evening tends to be worse when going bed,,its like a noise of i suppose distress,,which when sundowning confusion is most apparent,
    btw,, as nights draw in if finding sundowning happening more regularly and earlier,,,,not good,,,,,,,
     
  10. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    I have to admit I sometimes sigh when I sit down and groan when I try to get up or turn over in bed I have arthritis and a knee replacement and it is sometimes uncomfortable and stiff, I often do this without realising until someone says something,
     
  11. caring a

    caring a Registered User

    Mar 1, 2014
    132
    indeed jeany,,,,and coupled with az its maybe there way to regulate pain or confusion ie fear of pain
     
  12. halojones

    halojones Registered User

    May 7, 2014
    438
    We all make funny noises without realising, but with the communication shutting down with a.z. then groans,grunts etc become a big part of communicating...I have learnt to understand mums,we have bored grunts, don't like the t.v. groan, lots of chirruping and I find mums pain noise comes from her stomach area..If I am washing her hair or giving mum a shower then I give her some painkillers...It can be really irritating though! We were out on the easylift bus last week and every time the driver went over a bump or jolted the bus there was a loud chorus of ooohs and aahhs, and groans !,( and these folk didn't have a.z.)it was quite funny!!
     

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