Im worried about one of my Relatives! She has begun to 'Slur' some words on occasions, and sometimes forgotten things!
She's been to the doctors, who tested her blood, and told her to come back on the 16th Febuary. And Hospitals don't usually get you back that quickly unless there is something really wrong! She had an 'attack' on new Years eve, where she couldn't pronounce her words properly,and the Doctor gave her medication. ( Anti-coagulants i think )
She isn't old so i don't know what it might be! Could these Symptoms be something like Alsimers? (sp?) Or could the Artery's in the neck be restricting the blood flow to the brain?
It could be any of the things you mentioned, or something else... such as a reaction to some drug she began taking at that time, fatigue, an infection somewhere in her body, high or low blood pressure (but they would have tested this at her appointment) ... Just wait and see what the results of the blood tests are. I wish you luck. Often things are not as bad as they seem.
Anit-coagulants are usually because they think she needs a blood thinner. Does she suffer from high blood pressure? Has she had a stroke before? The slurring of words is not a sign of Alzheimers though so I wouldn't worry about it being dementia.
If it were really serious they would have had her back in to see them right away so that is a good sign...
She hasn't had a stroke before. But on new years eve when she had an attack (Slurring of words, and forgetting things) she said 20% of people have a stroke within one week after having one of these attacks! Thankfully she didn't!
What she may have had it is TIA, Transischemic attack. They are not truly strokes but prestrokes that can be a warning sign. The symptoms of these attacks usually disappear rather quickly but it is something that a doctor needs to be aware of and treat properly. If you have questions you definitely should talk to her doctor.