My husband has been complaining of cold feet and has take to wearing socks at night. I was wondering if it had something to do with his memory loss, which for right now is mainly short term loss. Want to know what 1950 was like, he is your man. But where he placed his hat, coffee cup, or the mail that came in yesterday… well, he is not your man. However, when he began to continue to complain about his feet every day as if it was a new ailment I made him a dr. appointment. I also started researching what would cause this. At appointment time, the dr. was not really helpful as we were already doing what was suggested. Wear socks, warm baths, ibuprofen, and such.
This article consists of the question with several readers’ comments. I thought it was just as good as the dr. visit and didn’t cost nearly as much. What do you think?
Can Alzheimer’s cause a sensation of numbness/detachment in the feet?
My mother, 96, has Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, arthritis in the lower back; severe carpal tunnel syndrome; an artificial hip; and meningionoma (a non cancerous tumor in her right frontal lobe that causes severe headaches. She also had her thyroid removed in her 70’s and has high blood pressure.
During the night, upon awakening in the morning and sometimes during the day she complains that she can’t feel her feet, that the don’t feel part of her body and she can’t walk on them. She describes the sensation as like having a sock or other covering over her feet, and the skin feels strange. Does this sound familiar to anyone?