My 80 year old father A swollen knee, bad ear pain, slurred speech, stumbling when walking, memory loss, talking to himself, temporally not knowing who a person is, hearing things?

My 80 year old father in laws has this symptoms. A swollen knee, bad ear pain, slurred speech, stumbling when walking, memory loss, talking to himself, temporally not knowing who a person is, hearing things, and not listening to what someone is saying,. What I do know is he a diabetic and has had heart problems in the past, but I don’t believe whats gonna on now has anything to do with either of that. Can you please at least give an opinion on what you think it maybe. Thank you





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shw12
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shw12

HI
THESE ARE ALL EXPECTED OLD AGE PROBLEMS. GIVING SYMPTOMATIC TREATMENT IS THE ONLY OPTION. HE CANT BE CURED COMPLETELY

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
diabetes and heart problems has nothing to do with his present symptoms. all these are result of dementia and irreversible damage to his brain cells that happens due to cerebral physiological atrophy in old age people. these brain cells,once damaged cannot be cured. consult a neurologist
thanks

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi
All of these symptoms are geriatric symptoms and signs based on Aging process,I Agree with Docc4you.
You can use cold packs to treat the knee swelling, try psychological counseling,social activities and memory games(ask him about what is today.what did you eat yesterday..do you remember when you met my mum first?…Etc)that will help stropping the deterioration of memory …
Maintain a healthy diet(vegetables and fruits)and some carbs …
You can take him to somewhere there is hydrotherapy physiotherapy as this may help joints stay active and muscles stay toned as possible
regards

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