Hi all, new to the forum and just wanted to see if anyone might be able to shed some light on our situation. So my wife is extremely close to her grandparents, they're basically her mum and dad. Her grandfather is 85 and has had a few health problems in recent years and through all this her man who is 80 has been reasonably well health wise.
Anyway recently she has not been feeling herself, worrying, dithering, overthinking tiny things. So she went to the doctors and he gave her anti depressants?? This led to her being hospitalised to due dangerously low sodium caused by siadh caused by the pills. Needless to say they have changed doctor. Anyway she is out of hospital now but all of that kind of masked what was wrong in the first place. She is now even worse. She wanders round at night because she has the wrong socks on? Wrong dressing gown? She's obsessed with the toilet, she wanted to phone 999 because she was constipated, she constantly takes movicol then wonders why she has diarrhea. She wants to take a sleeping tablet then worries when she's taken it. Worries she's going to choke on chocolate because it got stuck in her throat a while back etc, it's so sad to see.
This is just a brief outline of what is going on to give you an idea, my wife is so worried. Nan doesn't take any medication other than blood pressure pills which has led me to discover vascular dementia as this has come on in a matter of weeks. She has always been a bit of a ditherer and a bit fidgety in recent years but nothing like this.
I should note there is a history of huntingtons in the family but 80 is very very late for this to surface.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance X