My patient with Alzheimer’s has been complaining daily that her back is cold. Any ideas on what this could mean? - AgingCare.com

My patient with Alzheimer’s has been complaining daily that her back is cold. Any ideas on what this could mean?

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Is she spending a lot of time in the same position? I wonder if the cold is really numbness, in which case beware of pressure sores!
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Does her skin actually feel cold to the touch? My husband is on blood thinners and they impact his circulation. His legs and feet are always cold.

My mom was also a “freeze baby” as she called herself. She used to buy camisoles and even men’s “A” undershirts and would wear them under her clothing to keep her back and chest warm. Nylon material, which the camisoles she wore were made of, naturally hold body heat close and she was very comfortable wearing them.
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You might want to discuss having her Thyroid checked. My Mom was getting cold alot and her room is WARM .. Her Thyroid meds get changed alot . But of course, its also a circulation thing
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