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My mom has AD and I think I could post a new question each day trying to figure things out and help her. I've noticed many things different with my mom and can't tell what is AD and what might actually be due to something else. Can anyone please share if you noticed similar things with your loved one? What I've noticed is her sense of taste is different. Things she used to like she now says taste weird, don't taste good or taste bland. She says she has numbness in her feet and fingers. Her PCP ruled out diabetes, and has tested her for other things which come out negative. She has pain from a torn hip tendon and even though she has tried PT and a number of pain meds, she still says her hip hurts and she never wants to leave the sofa. She has lost weight and has no appetite. She says she is frequently nauseus. Her PCP prescribed anti-nausea meds, but they don't seem to help. I thought the nausea might be a side effect of the pain meds (trying to reduce her dosage) but on occasion she will eat rather well. Her blood panels all look normal. So far, nothing physical has been linked to the cause of her symptoms. I feel bad for her because she is miserable and I cannot find any way to help her feel better. She takes an anti-depressant, but it has no apparent sign of working. My dad on occasion has gotten her to take a drive and get fresh air, but she doesn't seem to enjoy anything. I'm grasping for any solutions that might help. Sometimes I just wonder if all these things are her AD illness running it's horrible course?

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My Mother has dementia and has been experiencing most of the same things you are talking about, I have had her into the doctor and ER several times. I was wondering if it was the dementia, also. I took her off the excelon patch for dementia after all the blood work and xrays came back normal. She has stopped being so nauseated and having diarrhea. But still complains of intermittent nausea. I am at a loss also. Let us know if you find out anything. I will do the same.
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My 81 y.o. Alz mother doesn't eat anymore. I think she forgets how to chew food. She only drinks nutritional shakes like Glucerna and Boost. She's never hungry. She also complains of numbness in her hands but doesn't want the doctor to do anything about that. Lately, she gets nauseated in the evening and vomits a tiny bit of saliva each time. Her senses change. She can't tolerate too much cold, hot, sun, crowds, noise, strong smell.

But she is healthier and more active than when she was eating food. She is also not depressed. She is on anti-depressant meds.
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Yep. Unrelated to AD. She may not be taking meds as prescribed, for example with meals, at bedtime, etc. yes, I would suggest PT to help her get out.

Suggest sending a note of your observations to her doctor and have him see her for a follow up.

Sounds like meds making her feel bad or causing distaste, hip causing some of the numbness, and depression from constant discomfort.

Ps. Don’t let doctors keep throwing meds at her...that will exacerbate the AD. It happened to my mom. Getting her off all meds was best for her and kept her relatively sharp and mobile.
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Try researching all her medications and their side effects.
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These aren't typical for AD, except for change of taste/smell. Nausea & pain meds go together, which goes with a torn hip tendon. She needs physical therapy for this.
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