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    carla_gail posted:
    Just wondered if it is common to pass out a lot with Alzheimer's?
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    cjh1203 responded:
    Hi carla_gail. I'm sorry it's taken so long for someone to reply to you. It's been pretty quiet here, especially on the weekends.

    No, I don't think that passing out is at all common with Alzheimer's, and have never heard of it in connection with Alzheimer's. I think that the patient should be seen by a doctor right away. Passing out a lot, under any circumstances, is not normal.

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    Judith L London, PhD responded:
    Dear carla_gail,

    It must be upsetting to see that happen.

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'passing out'. Dozing off from time to time may occur in Alzheimer's, but it may be related to uneven night sleeping or feeling full after a meal. Alzheimer's is an exhausting illness for all involved.

    Whatever the reason, seeing a physician for an assessment is a must.

    Let's hope it is not serious,
    Judy


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