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Elderly woman with delusions

My 84 year old mother has been suffering from memory problems for many years but she has been quite competent until recently.

She is no longer sleeping through the night and wakes up and looks out the window.

She believes she sees a homeless man sitting in her neighbor's car smoking a cigarette.

It is not possible.

She obsessively checks the front door knob to make sure it is locked but when asked if she feels unsafe, she denies it... Says she is just taking basic security precautions.

Would appreciate help.

Thanks,
Ruth
 
  ruth45 on 2016-05-28
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Are the memory issues with long term or short term memory

How is her thirst

Is she usually cold or hot

Describe her personality
 
fitness 6 years ago
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fitness 6 years ago
she can recite the below MANTRA just 10 minutes daily at any time and place.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Nnhl8ZWZU
 
0antivirus0 6 years ago
if she cannot recite just let her listen.
 
0antivirus0 6 years ago
She has no thirst at all. It is a struggle to make her drink. She has little appetlte and is losing weight. She will eat if someone puts a plate in front of her and eats heartily but if you ask her if she is hungry, she will say no.

She is easily chilled. She likes to sit outside. Doesn't sweat.

She has short term memory problems. She is cheerful and optimistic during the day but paranoid and fearful at night. Denies that anything is wrong. Even when shown that no one is in the neighbor's car, she maintains that he was there earlier but must have left.
Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
She is also incontinent and her urine smells very strong.

I appreciate the help. We would like to keep her out of a care home.

Thank you,
Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
Give her one dose of Ambra Grisea 200c and report back in one week.
 
fitness 6 years ago
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fitness 6 years ago
Thank you for the reply. I have ordered the remedy you suggested.

Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
Remedy given tonight.

Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
It is hard to say if she is improved. Some days are better than others but that was true before the remedy. I have tried to notice specific changes in mood or thirst or less anxiety at night but all I can say is that she may be slightly improved.

Thank you,
Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
Start her on once a week dose and report back if some change is observed in a month.
 
fitness 6 years ago
no more ambra g...

no thirst,,little appetite...mistrust--'door check''..etc---losing weight..

single dose pulsatilla

2 pellets 30c in 4 oz water--stir heavy--1 tablespoon dose
..do not repeat dose...

have her take on empty stomach --in morning..1/2 hour she can eat --if wishes...

no other medicines-
 
John Stanton 6 years ago
if she is on long term med use--do not stop these..life supportive meds--no stop these

herbs and such --may interfere with pulsatilla
 
John Stanton 6 years ago
Ambr Gris covers:
- fantastic illusions
- weak memory in old people
- great remedy for the aged, with impairment of all functions, weakness, coldness..
- cannot sleep from worry; must get up

Puls is a good choice too.
 
fitness 6 years ago
"..she has been quite competent until recently..."

could u explain this in more detail please..

what are her emotions like when she mentioned man smoking in car?
 
John Stanton 6 years ago
I guess I shouldn't have said she was"quite competent until recently." She has been declining for some time. It's just the delusion about the homeless man is rather recent and certainly unexpected. (Could it be a delusion about inanimate objects being people? The car seat and the headrest do resemble a body and a head.)

Her main concern seems to be for her loved one's safety even more than her own. Her 25 year old granddaughter lives with her and is sometimes out late at night. This bothers her a lot. She's afraid something bad is going to happen to her. She has called me recently at night to make sure my husband is home and we are alright. She doesn't remember any of these things the next day and says she sleeps well.

It's hard to say what her emotions are about the homeless man. She doesn't like him being there but she thinks he's harmless and just needs a place to sleep. Again, she seems more worried about her granddaughter and doesn't like her having to walk near that car when she comes in at night. She warns her repeatedly to not answer the door for any reason. But the next day the homeless man is forgotten. Definitely the "sundowner syndrome."

Thanks for the help.
Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
what time she usually go to bed? she wait for granddaughter?
how much change (in her condition) has occurred since granddaughter living with her?
 
John Stanton 6 years ago
could u please explain the below...

"..She is easily chilled. She likes to sit outside..."
 
John Stanton 6 years ago
She goes to bed at different times I think. She doesn't always wait up for her granddaughter. She does get up during the night though, which I used to believe she slept straight through. Recently she went to her granddaughter's room when she was home and in the bed trying to sleep and woke her up "checking to see if she was alright." Pretty extreme, right? The granddaughter locked her bedroom door.

I guess there has been significant change since her granddaughter started living with her less than a year ago but then prior to that, who knew? There was no one to witness it.

To explain "easily chilled and likes to sit outside": we live in the southern US and use air conditioning about 8 months out of the year. She doesn't like air conditioning blowing on her. She takes sponge baths because she doesn't like getting her body wet. It chills her. She turns on the bathroom heater to bathe.

She likes to sit outside (even in the heat.) She likes nature. She likes to look at the trees. She is social. She is hopeful that someone will stop and chat but even if they don't, she likes to sit outside anyway.
Thanks,
Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
please go into further detail--explaining
"..she is social..."
 
John Stanton 6 years ago
She is a "people person." She likes to talk and visit with people. She is better for company. She brightens in company. She is not a complainer. People love her and she loves people. Up until she had to quit driving some years ago she was very involved in her church activities and visiting people and volunteering. She is just a genuinely kind and sacrificing person.

But she will show anger if I am impatient with her or she thinks I am being disrespectful. She also gets angry if I try to tell her there's no homeless man.
Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
what meds she using ?reasons?
herbs?...etc? treatments?

what Is her skin health history?please explain--past to current and treatments used?
 
John Stanton 6 years ago
Meds: She only takes a very light dose of a blood pressure pill. (I've been cutting back from original dose. Her bp was a little low at recent doctor visit.) She takes two kinds of eyedrops to prevent glaucoma as she has a history of high eye pressure. She also has a cataract.

She takes no herbal supplements --just a multi vitamin and sometimes vitamin D and B 12 and fish oil.

Skin health history is unremarkable. Are you thinking something has been suppressed? I have no knowledge of her having any kind of skin problems like eczema or psoriasis or even dandruff. She has no eruptions like that...just some liver spots/age spots. She has some moles on her torso. I don't think she's had anything
removed. Oh wait... the dermatologist did freeze a small growth on her nose last year. He zapped it before I could object.

Her nose stays a reddish purple color all the time.

She has had some homeopathic remedies over the years: Puls, Ars, Bryonia, Benz acid (for strong smelling urine) but no constitutional remedy has ever worked. I think most recent homeopath (a few years ago) thought she was a mineral but I don't know what remedy he gave her was. He didn't reveal it.

Hope that answers your questions. By the way, tonight was a bad night. She said bedroom window screen was off and somebody could open window and get in. ( Not possible.)She wanted granddaughter to sleep on couch.

Granddaughter said she usually goes to bed around 10 pm and she thinks she is worse around that time. Again, she has never been a big worrier or particularly fearful and seems fine during the day.

Thanks,
Ruth
 
ruth45 6 years ago
what date on growth removal from nose?
when granddaughter move in?

reddish purple--this there before growth removed?

important--ask mum --in cool atmosphere- her an du--how things changed since granddaughter moved in--work in sleep details prior and current..casual conversation..no push o rhurry--need her words..
 
John Stanton 6 years ago

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