Please help!!! Possible Stroke, but dad also has Alzheimers..
i am new here and i need help. my dad is 67 years old and is in the early stages of alzheimers. physically he is so healthy, probably healthier then most 30 year olds. he eats very well and exercises. he has been a part of the study at Cornell Hosptial for the past 8 months. the study is to test a current drug to help with the progression of Alzheimers. he has his good days and bad days, some days you would never know he has alzheimers and other days it is very noticeable.
well him and my step mom went to costa rica last week and while they were there my dads legs just gave out and he collapsed and felt very "foggy". he never lost consciousness. they went to the dr. there and they took his BP and it was fine. they got home on Tuesday and here it is Sunday and my dad just called to tell him that he thinks he had a mini stroke. I freaked out. my step mom told me that they went for a run and he looked at her and the same thing happened, his legs felt like they were going to buckle and then he just collapsed, he got the same "foggy" feeling in his head. he got very nervous, he did not go to the ER, they are going to see his Neurologist tomorrow morning.
I am terrified. I dont know what to do, any advice? I am so scared. my dad and i are so close, he needs to be ok.
I just looked up the signs of a stroke and his 2 episodes that he is describing are one of the symptoms of a possible stroke. I dont know if it is a stroke or alzheimers.
any help would be greatly appreciated..
please help me.!!!!! thank you so much,