My mom is 78 years old and has been hospital for 1 week now due to high Coumadin levels and an infected pressure sore. She has started getting forgetful lately and started repeating herself often. The dr put her on a low does of Aricept which she just started on Saturday. She has been getting a local anesthesia in the hospital for the treatment of her pressure sore. For the last three days her mental state seems to
Fluctuate rapidly, she's fine in the morning and then by the afternoon she is confused as to why she is at the hospital and she seems to not know what's going on. Then it seems to get better again the next morning. Could this be the effects of local anesthesia ? Could it be a bad reaction to aricept? Any thoughts?