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My mother was completely fine then she went to a party and upon her return she can't seem to remember much of anything. Like its slowly slipping away from her. She can't remember all of the stuff she did a few hours before she left, or where she brought my Cuz to. I'm worried about her. She is obsessing over her phone which she seemed to have lost and I dunno what to do. Help!
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replied January 1st, 2008
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Has the crisis abated or is she still having memory issues?

Without further details, it sounds like a drug/medication issue.
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replied January 1st, 2008
she went to sleep and when she awoke she seems to remember most things. although a few things still escape her. She found her phone, but still seems a little off. Its new years day so she dosen't wanna go to the doctor, but she has work tomorrow and I don't want this happening again on the train or on the street or something. She said she didn't drink at the party, and she dosen't take any mental medications.
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replied January 1st, 2008
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did she drink at the party? Cuz i've been to the place where i got so drunk that i can't remember some things, i can remember what happened before, but not anything of what happened when i was totally drunk. I have been told things that i have done, and was like "what"?!?!??!
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replied January 1st, 2008
No she said she didn't drink so I don't think thats it; and i've never seen her get drunk so I doubt it.
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replied January 1st, 2008
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What about a head injury? Temporary amnesia?
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replied January 1st, 2008
I asked her, my aunt, and my other aunt who where with her at the party if anything happened and they said no. I assumed that she didn't take any head injuries because of this. She's not going to the doctors till Saturday so this is a problem.
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replied January 1st, 2008
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Did she have any other symptoms? Maybe a TIA? She needs to go to the doc as soon as possible. That can be a sign of something else bad and she really needs to get checked out.
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replied January 1st, 2008
whats TIA?
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replied January 2nd, 2008
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It is the beginning signs and symptoms of a stroke ... actually like a mild, mini-stroke itself. I agree with Georgia ... seing a doctor will be best.
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replied January 2nd, 2008
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well what about age? it could be the beginnings of dementia as well. it was like that when my grandfather got it
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replied January 2nd, 2008
shes 53
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replied January 2nd, 2008
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Maybe someone slipped a drug or something into her soda or water, or whatever she was drinking. Anything is possible. Who knows, i hope everything goes well for her on saturday though. how is she feeling today ?
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replied January 3rd, 2008
I was thinking that except it was a professional party host by the wife of our doctor, ironic I know. She seems just fine.....but this kinda thing isn't a one time occurrence.
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replied January 3rd, 2008
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It really sounds like the beginnings of dementia to me. she is at an age where it could start
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replied January 3rd, 2008
Is dementia stoppable?
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replied January 4th, 2008
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unfortunately no but it is treatable.
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replied January 8th, 2008
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DoubleEcksZero, what was the result of the doctor's visit?
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replied January 8th, 2008
She still hasen't gone, said she couldn't get an appointment for saturday. Supposed to be going on Thursday. I'm still worried, but all the symptoms seems to have vanished.
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replied January 8th, 2008
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sometimes its like that--sometimes its there and sometimes its not. it was all strange like that with my grandfather. sometimes he knew who i was and sometimes not and it was that way with a lot of things.
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