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My mom is 83 years old she just resintly start talking in…

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My mom is 83...

My mom is 83 years old she just resintly start talking in her sleep and scratching herself i am so confused what is wrong

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Talking in sleep, accusing me of stealing money, scratching all over her body

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

She has depression and anxiety which she takes pills for

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

We think she might have early signs of sundowners or alzhimers

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Acute changes in mental status with elderly individuals can be an early sign of infection. Unlike her younger days, she will not recognize a UTI, viral infection, or pneumonia. The first step in investigating acute mental status changes is an infectious work up with baseline chemistry panel, blood counts, and metabolic work up. Does she have a doctor who can perform this?

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Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 4 months ago

It seems like you have stepped away.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
she goes for blood work tommorrow i don't know if i should wit or take her to the hospital
Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 4 months ago

When did this start? And why does she have blood work tomorrow?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
about three to 4 weeks ago she is going for routine blood work
Doctor: Dr. Scott, Doctor replied 4 months ago

If nothing has changed overnight, I would wait until tomorrow.

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