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Is this normal behavior for an elder with dementia??

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All of a sudden my mom has started talking jibberish and seems to be in her own world. I took her into urgent care thinking maybe she had a urinary infection but she didn't and the doctor couldn't find any reason why she was acting that way. It's almost like she had a stroke but no other symtoms.
Is this just part of the dementia progressing??

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My husband sticks to me like glue, not wanting me out of his sight for a moment. Doesn't matter where I go, he jumps in the car (I teach dancing). I just need a few hours of real rest from him. He is sweet and a good person. But I need some space!
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Same thing happened with my mom...she was diagnosed with Progressive Dementia. She started out like that..now she is in stage 7. Alot has changed in the 3 months since she fell. She now lives with me with me caring for her 24 hours a day. She is starting to talk and not making alot sense. She gets angry about things she said have been stolen from her. And she claims she is moving out and getting her own place, because no body loves her. As sad as it maybe it's all part of Dementia. I see things now..that my mom would never do or say. She turned into this frustrated, confused soul.
I love her so much, but hate what Dementia is doing to her. Good luck with your loved one. Remember to always take care of you too.
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She is diabetic and her sugars are a little high but the doctor didn't think that was causing her confusion. Her speech was fine before. She lives at an ALF so they are the ones giving her her meds. I know she fights them all the time saying she doesn't need to take so many meds. This has been an on going problem.
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judy1 How was you mom's speech, conversations like prior to the jibberish (I am assuming that jibberish means that she can't speak clearly). Does she have a blood sugar issue? Some medications raise or lower sugar level. I do know that if sugar goes too high or low this may happen. I am not saying that is the problem just giving you things to look at.a mental health doctor may be best to consult or a neurologist. With dementia in late stages this may be an issue I believe but not typical in earlier stages. I would check medications, is someone giving her them on time? Just some things to consider.
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