YiaYia Asked October 2009

Why does my spouse with AD experience trouble with swallowing and extreme weight loss?

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Spouse has AD, not getting answers to these problems, swallowing, results in choking,+ Excess saliva,causes drooling.+ Extreme weight loss.

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EXPERT Carol Bradley Bursack Oct 2009
Are you not getting answers from her doctor? She obviously needs some medical help and if the doctor she is seeing has no suggestions, I'd suggest trying to see a gerontologist, or at least a doctor who has experience with handling these symptoms. They are not unusual with AD.

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YiaYia Oct 2009
Did MRI, ruled out stroke. Did swallow test, muscle weak, this causes food to go into windpipe. No explanation for slurred speech. Stopped using Exelon Patch, a month now, sill have weight loss + now he always seems to be angry.
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