elderly with tia

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Call: 23.10 Sunday

Call made by son/daughter on behalf of Mrs Jones (84)

Anxious:

  • Mother had “mini-stroke” last week
  • Caused temporary loss of speech & slight weakness right hand
  • Full recovery after 24 hours
  • Tonight relatives noticed speech slurred again
  • No other symptoms. No weakness. No headaches etc
  • “worried if she is going to have a stroke”

PMH:

  • Own gp saw her last week
  • Put on aspirin 75mg/ day
  • On bendrofluazide for mild hypertension
  • Otherwise normally fit/independent

SH:

  • Lives alone
  • Home help – in mornings
  • Daughter/son – pop in daily
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