• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 149.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /nfs/c03/h01/mnt/81058/domains/drmarion.com/html/sites/all/modules/date/date/date.module on line 661.

Eye Closure of Elderly Mom

Dear Doctor Marion, My mother is 84 yrs old and in pretty good shape for her age, but this last year, she has started keeping her eyes closed most of the time even while eating! I have asked her why and she tells me she dosen't know. We have taken her to her eye doctor, her psychiatrist and her regular Doctor to see if it could be a reaction to her medications, or some other cause, but none of these doctors has an answer.

Dad123

When someone exhibits any unusual or new behavior, as in this case of your mother keeping her eyes closed, it's important to keep a record of the behavior, what time the behavior is being demonstrated, and where the behavior is being exhibited (in the house, outside, a special room). Ask your mother - has any new lighting or higher wattages been added, have new shades been installed or new outside lighting. Take this information with you when you visit her doctor.

I would also check with the pharmacist regarding all of her medications, including over-the-counter and vitamins, just to make sure nothing is contraindicated. In all cases of unusual behavior, one must be like a detective and bring any and all new information or insight to your mother's doctors. It can really help solve problems for both your mother and you.

Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Rate This

Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

CAREGIVER TRAINING

caregiver training certificate Home health aide certificate

In The News

RECEIVE TIPS & UPDATES

caregiver blog

Subscribe to Receive Monthly
Eldercare Tips & Updates!