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She doesn't remember that she just ate, and may be eating too much. She only weighs 100 lbs and is 91-years-old. She doesn't remember that she throws up.

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Her not remembering she ate is definitely a symptom of dementia. Her throwing up could be something else. Either way, she needs to see a doctor.
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My mother has dementia and also threw up after some meals. The doctors told me to remind her to swallow, her dementia wasn't that bad but I tried the suggestion. The next try was prescription for prevacid (acid reflux) that didn't help and has numerous adverse effects. However, the problem with throwing up was caused by loose dentures (the goop wouldn't adhere). We changed to Sea Bond wafers and the problem was solved.
So take her to the doctor, follow the advice given but also look for something simple that may be the cause. Good Luck.
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Hi Gaile,
One possibility could be gastroparesis, which means "stomach paralysis. It effects the motility of the stomach, making it slow and difficult to propel food through the digestive process. My Mom has this, and after seeing a gastroenterologist, and much gathering of information, I was able to help Mom by changing her diet. Soft and liquid meals help immensely. Things such as cream of wheat, poached or scrambled eggs, applesauce, soups, etc. The person can get adequate nutrition, and can digest much more easily, thus will not have the food sitting there, and then regurgitating it. This is just one possibility to think about. It helped my Mom, and now she is much better.
Good luck, Gaile. P.S. (I didn't put my Mom on the drug that the gastro Dr. advised. It had bad side effects.)
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Get her to a gastro specialist. My aunt was having similar problems. She was full of poop ( which ct scan and X-ray showed) and the root of the problem was too much thyroid meds on board ( several months of lab work revealed). Primary missed it totally after months of trying this and that. Finally had to go to ER from there to top gastro. Next stop geriatric primary which was referred by gastro.
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You did all what health check ups? With whom?

Vomiting after eating for a period of three weeks is, obviously, both abnormal and dangerous. At 55, your mother is presumably in charge of her own health. Insist that she returns to her doctor, and preferably go with her. Do not leave until you get some sensible answers and a plan of what investigations to do next.
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my mother age is 55 and she is a blood pressure patient since 1 year now. recently since past 3 weeks she vomits after eating and due to this she is getting so week. i dont know what to do? i did all the health chekups ,all reports are normal, but still she is feeling the same?
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My mother has Achalasia, a rare but serious condition that affects the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a muscular ring that closes off the esophagus from the stomach. If you have achalasia, your LES fails to open up during swallowing, which it's supposed to do. This leads to a backup of food and/or liquids within the esophagus. The food sits in her esophagus, causes pain and then because it has nowhere to go, she throws up. She has periodic upper endoscopy outpatient procedures with botox injections (she isn't a candidate for the other surgical treatments due to other health problems). The treatments last anywhere from 3 months to a year or so. But she gets relief from them. She also gets a soft diet.
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Is she on some meds that would be causing this my Mom was on osteoporosis meds and was advise to take the med at night instead in the am and she stoped vomiting very quickly
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Hi Gaile-My Mom had a siruation very similar to what you are experiencing, and her diet had to be changed-due to inability to swallow without assistance. A change in diet to soft foods may be of help...Also Mom was given a nutrition drink like Boost or Ensure. If these simple changes do not help, I would have her checked out by her physician..and see where to go from here. If your Mom is in a nursing facility-the dietician may also be helpful to you.

Good luck!

Hap
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CAn you give Reglan to patients with Dementia to help the nausea & vomiting? We've tried phenegren & it helped some but not for very long. We've tried Protonix (still in use) carafate (discontinued-didn't work) & zantac. They say you can't use Reglan but we're out of optionms. Any ideas what will stop the nausea & throwing up? Thank you
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