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Progression of Alzheimer Disease after prolonged hospitalization

My father had recently spend time in the hospital he had a heart attack his kidneys fail also he has diabetes. I notice he lost a lot of cognitive skills he is experiencing a lot of confusion trouble concentrating, depression. Some time ago he went to a neurologist and he prescribe
aricepth I think, but he did not kept treatment.
I was wondering if the prolonged stay in the hospital could triggered and/or even accelerated or worsen Alzheimer disease.
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replied July 14th, 2013
Prolonged stay in a hospital will not exaggerate Alzheimer's disease. People with this condition get confused easily when their routine is changed. Depression also makes AD appear worse than it is. By Andre Strizhak


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