Hoping someone may have some insight on this please. I'm posting on behalf of my 82 yr old father-in-law. He is hypo and takes 100mg per day. Long story short he has recently been saying his wife is missing when she is in the house there with him, there were a couple of isolated incidents and then last week it was happening everyday.
Went to docs yesterday, he thought mini stroke as acute and not a gradual onset like Alzheimers, he had a scan at the hospital and ECG and some other tests, all of which came back negative which is good test. They are retesting thyroid (last tested May 16) but results not due until tomorrow.
I have suggested they also ask for full blood count for vitamins and minerals, especially B12 which I know can cause memory issues and iron for T4 to T3 conversion and oxygen transport. Interestingly these lapses seem to occur in the morning and he is ok later (Levo taken in the morning) and only relate to his wife.
Generally he's in good health, good diet, exercise, no drinking or smoking. They put him on statins recently although cholesterol was only 7 and no other risk factors but he stopped taking it as he kept falling asleep.
Has anyone come across / read about anything similar? any advice on what other things they should be looking / testing for? Just trying to arm the in-laws with as much info as possible as they're of the generation that will believe what the doc says without question and we all know 'normal' isn't usually sufficient. I'm also concerned that the docs having not found anything serious will stop investigating properly.
Many thanks in advance