Can Alzheimer's cause a person to forget how to walk?
Is it possible for an Alzheimer's patient to forget how to walk? At times my Mom seems to forget what to do with her feet and other times she just walks normally.
Yes, it is very possible that your mother has forgotten how to walk. Make an appointment with her physician so that medications or other treatable conditions that could cause this are eliminated. You might request a physical therapist evaluation. They can evaluate the risk of falling and might suggest assistive devices such as a walker. You also may consider having an occupational therapist come to your home to evaluate the environment for safety.
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