My mom started making weird "panting" noises a few months ago. At first it was intermittent, now it's all the time. Why does she do this? - AgingCare.com

My mom started making weird "panting" noises a few months ago. At first it was intermittent, now it's all the time. Why does she do this?

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She has (undiagnosed) Alzheimers. It's become almost more like a song now but instead of it happening only when she's stressed, she does it all the time that she isn't actively engaged in a conversation. We've questioned her about it, but she has no idea that she's doing it. She is also extremely hard of hearing.

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my dad would cry , says helpme oh plz help me waaaaa while he s eating and im at the table with him watching him flippin out cryin for help and eating . id ask himw hats wrong pa ? oh nothing im just a hollaring then he goes back to flipping out , he says he cant help it cuz his mind is doing it , i believe it too , ive watch him do that almost 3 yrs now . its realy sad ,
help me plz ohh somebody plz hellllp me waaaaaa , then takes a bite or a drink ahhh then look around and flip out ohh plz somebody help me waaaaaaaaaaaa .
dementia sucks ! so does alz ....
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My mother has been "panting"/"sniffing" for the last two years. Doctors told me its related to her anxiety. But I think it has now became an uncontrolled habit. I call it her "nervous tick". Its LOUD and constant!!! ITS SO ANNOYING!!!! She does it more when she gets into things shes not supposed to. Thats how I know she is up to no good!!LOL My mom used to do this gasping/hyperventatling sound. Which gave me a headache. She eventually moved from that to the panting. I honestly don't know which is worse.Talk to the doctor to see what they have to say.
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I have started calling Ruth, Ruth Vader. She sounds like Darth Vader when she gets stressed, which is most of the time.
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My Grandmother also makes forced panting sounds when she is short of breath. In her case the nurse called it "pursed lip breathing". It is constant whenever she moves around and can be very annoying. it is a signal to us that she is under stress when she is moving around and generally needs her oxygen.

Whenever the elderly start something new it is prudent to ask a health professional about the symptom or behavior. It could be something else.

My Gran has certainly become a moany, groany, panting, hissing, bubbling, noisebox. She is not usually quiet when she is awake.
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I would think her doctor would be better suited to tell you the 'why' of it.
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