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Husband, age 80, has complained about "pressure in my head"

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Husband, age 80, has complained about "pressure in my head" for about 8 years. He claims it started after he had hip surgery. In the last two years, it seems to be a constant condition. Last year he had double knee surgery and had a problem with the anesthesia: memory loss of even current events, confusion. He was diagnosed as early Alzheimer symptoms. This condition has continued, and he sleeps a lot, lacks interest in everything, has trouble making decisions. His head pressure is a main complaint. He takes medicines for hypertension, high cholesteral, Alzheimers, coumadin, prostate. Any help wil be appreciated


The fact that you are aware and understanding of his dementia places you ahead on the learning scale. As you know therapy does not work with Alzheimer's, there is one medication that has minimally effective results is slowing progression and improving functioning (again minor not miraculous improvements, Unfortunately, there is not much more than you can do and the deterioration will be slow. But it is one of those situations where you are essentially helpless except for your understanding.


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