Is It Common For A Person With Alzheimer's To Lean To One Side While Sitting?

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Asked by Cathy

Is It Common For A Person With Alzheimer's To Lean To One Side While Sitting?

My dad has recently started leaning to the right while sitting in his wheelchair. We have tried to put a pillow between his body and the arm of the chair, but this does not help. Is this something that is common in the later stage of Alzheimer's?

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Hi, Cathy,

In my experience, Mom did list to one side in the latter stages of Alzheimer's. I'm not sure if this leaning was caused by the disease continuing to attack the part of her brain that controlled balance or whether it was due to a stroke. Therefore, I'd suggest contacting your dad's primary care physcian to see if there might be an underlying reason for your dad's leaning.

Take care and keep us posted.

Dorian

Answered by Dorian Martin