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. Gordon9

    Gordon9 Registered User

    Dec 15, 2006
    5
    North Yorkshire
    :confused: Hello Everyone,

    I am in what can be described as the early phases of a possible Dementia Diagnosis. My main sympton at the moment is short term memory loss.

    Recently i have been been experiencing sleep disturbances. I.E kicking and punching,shaking and trembling and also i am making a variety of animal type noises. Usually in the morning around 1 hour before waking.

    Is this a part of Dementia or should i be looking elsewhere ?

    Any adeas would be welcome has all this is having a dire effect on my marriage and at this rate i shall probably find myself in the spare room before long.

    Best wishes to you all


    Gordon
     
  2. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,672
    Kent
    Hello Gordon.

    My husband had sleep disturbance only when he was taking medication for Alzheimers.

    Now he sleeps through the night, just remembering dreams.

    Are you taking any medication which might be responsible for your sleep disturbance Gordon.

    If not, have you asked your GP.

    I hope you get to the bottom of this. Wouldn`t want to think of you in the Spare Room.

    Take care.
     
  3. Áine

    Áine Registered User

    Hi Gordon

    Are there other things that point toward dementia? What you describe sounds more like stress or shock to me.

    What does your GP say?
     
  4. Gordon9

    Gordon9 Registered User

    Dec 15, 2006
    5
    North Yorkshire
    Sleep disturbances

    Hi Aine,

    My doc and neurologist have talked about an occult depression. They tried me on Citalopram but my doc now thinks they could be causing the sleep disturbances
    and is weaning me off them.

    I must say i dont feel either stressed or depressed. I take lots of exercise and allthough i am retired now have a busy lifestyle.

    regards,

    Gordon
     

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