This is a picture of the palm of my right hand. You will notice some knots in the palm just below the fingers. I don’t know what they are, but it made me wonder.
I am visiting the dermatologist this week for my yearly exam. I will ask her to take a look at these spots. They don’t hurt in any way, so I am really not concerned. However, I don’t know for sure they are as benign as I am thinking.
When you notice something different with your loved one with dementia, don’t assume it is not a big deal. It might be very important. Have you noticed a new spot on their skin? Have you observed a limp? Do they seem more confused than normal? Take these changes seriously, and make the necessary appointments to get professional counsel.
Momma has mid-stage advancing Alzheimer’s. She sees her doctor regularly. She also gets a full body check by her dermatologist each year. Her eye exam happens every six months. (We will discuss eye exams in our blog next week.)
I am keeping close check on Momma’s health. I recommend you do the same thing for your loved one.
Hope that gives you Something To Ponder.
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