Mom woke up totally confused, unable to tell me what is wrong. 3 hours later she was back to her normal self. Anyone seen this?

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She has memory problems, but nothing like this. She sat on a table on the phone and didn't know it. She wanted to go walk outside, it was 6:00am and anytime she goes out the house it's in a wheel chair. She wanted to go to some ones house, she didn't know who's, just wanted to leave her house. When she got back to her normal self, she didn't remember any of it. Something like this, confusion, unable to say what's wrong, but never wanted to go walk outside. She is blind in one eye and limited vision in the other, she is normally afraid to go anywhere she doesn't know and always wants me to take her and push her wheel chair. The like someone threw a switch she was back to her normal mental state.

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The good news is my mom has stayed in her normal state last night and today. This is how it has gone in the past, this time I marked it on my calendar so I can see how long it takes to happen again. I didn't do that the last time. Her vision is so bad she has to ask what time it is and is it day or night.
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For my mother, some mornings are worse than others. It may depend on how well she slept and what she was dreaming before she woke up. I know that sometimes she has dreams that rattle her. She'll do some things, like take her blood sugar and pressure, but forget what the numbers should be and gets nervous about it. The thing that seems to help her the most is having a normal routine that she follows. Once she starts going through her routine, things tend to click more in place. She has never done anything like sit on a table, though, so I don't know if it is the same thing. You know your mother, so can probably get a good feel for it.
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She saw the doctor last week, temperature ok, lungs clear, no UA or blood work. These events happen one day and may not occur for weeks or more. Does the "Sun Rising" happen every day?
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My mother's worst time is in the morning. We hear about sunseting, but some people seem to go through it in the morning. I guess we could call it sunrising. With my mother, it's not psychotic. She is more confused than normal and doesn't feel well. It usually wears off pretty quickly. That may be all it is for your mother. If you think it is something more, have her doctor check her out.
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And if a stroke, treatment within two hours of symptoms is very important and can have direct impact on what they will be able to do for her!
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Assure her that yoy will stay with her or will get a caregiver to do so. Those with dementia should never be left during a hospitsl stay.
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Troy, they may not let her come home. She may need treatment. Only the medical staff can determine that. Symptoms could get worse.
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She had fallen before and they always blamed it on TIA's. Then a heart doctor found her BP would drop if she stood up too fast, on pills for that, no change in meds for years. She's afraid if she goes in to the ER in that mental state they will not let her come back home.
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Very well could have been a TIA -- a very mild stroke that causes no residual damage, but would easily cause exactly what you describe.
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Troy, a UTI shows up in every way other than what younger people experience. My mom had seven of them in one year. Her symptoms ran the gamut, first one was a back ache, about the fourth one everybody thought she was having a stroke, she couldn't walk and her speech was garbled. Your mom may be having a mini stroke, or maybe even a full blown stroke. If you are concerned get her to the ER.
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