Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sudden Onset Of Hospital Dementia Sudden Onset Of Dementia?

Sudden onset of dementia? - sudden onset of hospital dementia

My father is ill in hospital, and is trying to r in the case of a kidney infection that had aheart to 84 attacks 2 years ago, but more worrying is the sudden loss of mental skills before that he was a little confused now and then, but has seen in recent weeks to a dramatic decline, and his head is everywhere, I do not think it can safely leave can barely articulate Sentance rope together, it is possible that the dementia of this type can be sudden or a Dementia may be overstated because of possible infection

17 comments:

RM said...

An infection of the urinary tract often as a sudden onset of dementia - once it is placed in a simple antibiotic, you will see a dramatic improvement.

Good luck, I hope it improves.

Anonymous said...

This happened to my mother two years ago, when she was 78, and was very frightening. However, my brother, a surgeon and some colleagues called experts. It proved to be an infection and put on medication. Took a couple of weeks but has recovered. Not as sharp as was the case, but not bad!

Do not be too much if you can help.

craftgir... said...

I believe that dehydration and vitamin deficiencies can cause a sudden loss of memory. High fever can also do.

Smartass... said...

A sudden onset of confusion or dementia, I believe that the problem is probably the concern. An elderly person may be with something as simple as a urinary tract infection confused.

The other thing that can cause sudden confusion and depression. Due to the age of the father and that he had a heart attack 2 years ago reminds me of this as a possibility. Sometimes a patient may suffer from depression get worse WTH insignia and worse and worse. Then, when enough, the person can be either psychotic or confused. Both diseases can be reversed with medications.

Doctors have known for 20 years that a person should not be confused with dementia or simply by aging. It is always a disease, because the trial.

If your father is confusion due to kidney problems, confusion disappears if the infection disappears. God bless you and your father.

donttalk... said...

It is possible an infection could lead to confusion, high fever, medicines for pain, calm him everything, this may cause .. to see what drugs you receive and what it is and how often you have found.

which really is not mad, who knows the confusion ... ... But I have worked in nursing homes for years .. and it often happened when he was very ill, or even go in a different environment, this can cause .. but above all, to see that they have medication to calm him sleeping pills, nerve pills, something he is older and the medicine your body can not be filtered as well as you or I, and a little more than run its course .. . I hope you are well .. and soon ...

mince42 said...

Dementia May with insidious progressive decline (Alzheimer's type) or step-offs dropwise availability) with the crisis episodes (vascular type. Or a mixture of both.
The history of cardio vascular disease is an explanation.
However, the suddenness of events makes me think of a delirium. It is a short-term effects of mental illness, mostly due to infection, which can disrupt brain function in very elderly people. It is reversible when the physical cause) are found and treated (if possible.
The kidney infection leads me to delirium, as the preferred explanation. Even if an existing mild dementia may have been there.

molehunt... said...

It may be that your father react to an infection. This can cause symptoms similar to dementia in older people - the confusion and disorientation. The infection can cause symptoms of dementia are increased. Hospitial discussion with staff changes and express their concerns about his mental state apparent hope that they can assure you, but it reveals more information about what is going to give to his father.
Remember, your family and your father.

honey lugs said...

Dementia may be a cause for their problems, but I would wait until the infection may disappear before too anxious.
A severe infection can lead to all sorts.

simon2bl... said...

There are many possible reasons for this, what is perceived as "suddenly" dementia.
He may have a small stroke in his sleep, which only become visible when he spoke.
This could gradually increasing dementia and sudden spells in hospital away from their familiar surroundings - has caused more symptoms.
There may be a temporary thing because of drugs and a foreign environment.
I hope he recovers his strength and wish him good health and happiness.

cowboyba... said...

It's a good question, it could be Alzheimer's, but have realized that before that. Myocardial infarction may affect the blood supply to the brain. dramactic below reminds me of brain damage can occur with or without these other problems. A mini-stroke? Somehow, my prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and if you think you need to talk about it, I recently experienced similar circumstances. E-mail if you wish. Jeff

BLACKY said...

In no doctor, but this summer, I really do not think to remind you that my name was in the amount i forgot everything, and it got worse a few weeks later, I suddenly wasent ok.i old are your parents or maybe even be ill like a little exhausted and tired.Well I hope you can be there for him and themselves.

Scatty said...

Dementia in the elderly is common, so it is probably a mental test and confirm then if necessary, a MRI.

It is expected that old age dementia is whether it will be quite terrible for all involved. My grandfather's children and the slow destruction of himself and his family.

Scatty said...

Dementia in the elderly is common, so it is probably a mental test and confirm then if necessary, a MRI.

It is expected that old age dementia is whether it will be quite terrible for all involved. My grandfather's children and the slow destruction of himself and his family.

~slsmhu said...

My father is as old as you and a few years ago had two mild strokes in the brain apart in a year. The latter was a bit harder, and she developed similar symptoms, what you have said, a few days. After two weeks of clinical treatment, which is cured of "madness" of similar symptoms, but fragile by the stroke and diseases of old age.

It is hard to say if his father is similar or not, but still cares for him and hope things better for him.

Pico said...

I had a urinary tract infection, which led to a bad kidney infection. At first I was okay, but the infection hit me hard, I was one day at work. I have it with a client and suddenly did not know where or why he needed money. Could I start talking and forget the words, as I said. I was delirious and went on the air every 15 minutes. They agreed to exchange a, on / off-fever infection. Severe infection is known to cause delirium, especially in surgery of the elderly, such as fever, toxic reactions to drugs, etc..

My grandmother slowly developing dementia (not AD) to 80 degrees. She lived alone and was in a dangerous situation. We had to move from her retirement home when she was 90th For some reason, the movement in the house seemed to grow on the edge. It was the sudden rush at the top of your existing dementia. If his father has recently been in hospital with something that could have done much worse suddenly.

Kirks Folley said...

He was probably suffering from dementia for some time, but I was so sick, maybe the situation has deteriorated since their health of your head should be improved a little clearer and I hope that you can have your father again. Good luck - I know what my mother in the same condition, very stressful

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