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    Kozzy posted:
    My sister is 55 and has parkinsons, occasionally we see her getting her time framed messed up, things that have happened in the past, she thinks happened today, confusion, yesterday was a great day for her and then last nite she was completely confused, almost like sundowners that you would see in hospital pt. any ideas of what this could be? We just kept her safe and watched her. I dont know what to do. She will hopefully be getting her brain stimulator next month, will this side effect stop? Anybody has any ideas, please let me know.....Thanks
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    Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
    Dear Kozzy
    There seems to be a lot going on here. I would suspect she does have the surgery in the back of her mind, and that is a reasonable worry. She may also be on a lot of medication. Hopefully, this may be reduced after her surgery.

    I would also check her blood pressure sitting and standing, and suspect she will need to increase her fluid intake. That may help her stamina, and keep her from the cycle of good day followed by bad


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