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Dear Carol: My mom, 83, went into the hospital to have a cancerous growth removed from her colon. Now, she seems to be having mental issues she never had before. She is paranoid and forgetful. I thought this would get better as she got her strength back, but she seems as bad as when she came home. What could have happened? – Chris

Dear Chris: Unfortunately, this is not as uncommon as we’d like to think. Sometimes surgery is necessary for a person your mom’s age, but it has greater risks...

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Every time mom has to go to the hospital for some reasone or another not related to her Alz's. She would come back worse off. We never could get her back to the way she was before. Mentally anyway. The Alz's will not let her regain what she lost during her illness.

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