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    • CommentAuthordivvi
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009 edited
     
    starting a new tally. the old thread never really had a thread to add to if you find your spouse has the 'red blotch' on the back of their head.
    if your spouse does, and if you know of any other AD person who does, please add it.
    along with orig diagnosis. it may be helpful in the long run to have it all in one place!
    i'll start-

    Divvi's spouse has redblotch -started low nape and over the yrs has spread up the back of head.
    did not have prior to AD. AD/vascular AD combo
    • CommentAuthorJanet
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009
     
    My husband had the red blotch when the previous thread began. It's spread out a little since then. Diagnosis is amnestic MCI.
    • CommentAuthordoneit
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009
     
    divvi-the count is a great idea. It's funny-but the same question was asked on the AA Forum and no interest was shown
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009
     
    My husband has red blotches on the bottom of the back of his head, just above his neck.

    AD diagnosis

    joang
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    None here. Parkinism/VD/AD
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      CommentAuthorgmaewok*
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009
     
    My husband has the red blotch at the nape of the neck and going up into the hair line.

    AD with Lewy Body & Parkinsonism.
    • CommentAuthorMawzy*
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2009
     
    No red marks. AD probably stage 5-6.
    • CommentAuthorcs
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009
     
    John has it also.
    DX: FTD
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    No red patch here.
    DX: ALZ
    • CommentAuthorJean21*
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009
     
    My DH has it going into the hairline.
    • CommentAuthorKadee*
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009
     
    My husband also has the red patch, started at the hairline. Now spreading up the back of the head.
    DX: FTD
    • CommentAuthorbriegull*
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009
     
    Yes red patch
    DX: Dementia, probably AD
    • CommentAuthordivvi
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009 edited
     
    doneit, i think sunshyne explained it away with her post on AZ site with the birthmarks theories-. scientific minds like the drs will have a rational input for it. ISNT it scary that so many here in our small group are seeing it? and briegull didnt have it as well as others and NOW does. i think as others add to this post we are going to get a shock how rampant it is. i do hope some who visit AD NH can give us input. nikki be sure to add the 2 patients at lynns nh when you post! joan i dont remember if sid had it all along as you had your friend check into it and her opinion is stork bite birthmark. is it new for sid as well? all i know is my DH has grown alot since we started this topic a while back. there were also many more who posted here an are now gone but said their spouse had it as well. if they are still around it would be nice they would offer it again on this thread. i have a sixth sense about this its more to do than just blotch. ps my ancestors were ALL gypsies from moravia in europe who traveled in caravans and told fortunes for livings=just like the movies!..hahah.. i have it in the blood-. divvi
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    My husband has it from bottom of hairline going up for two inches. AD - Stage 7 (not the genetic version)

    One son has the same - got it in his 20s, no AD
    • CommentAuthorApricot*
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009
     
    My husband has it from bottom of hairline and going up. Has gotten bigger since first noticed.

    DX ALZ
    • CommentAuthorcarosi*
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009
     
    No red blotch here---so far. Early stage 6


    Vascular Dementia
    • CommentAuthorKadee*
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009 edited
     
    Divvi, Another thing we have in common besides being Sagittarius. Both my Maternal Grandmother & Mother could read fortune's by using a deck of cards. People paid my Grandmother 25 cents to have their fortune told. I wish I had paid more attention. Lots of things they told people came true. I tell my grandaughters that they were witches. lol
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    No red blotches on my dw stage 6.....but she will soon show signs of red blotches all around her neck if she gets any more angry and agitated...
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2009
     
    If it is caused by small blood vessels breaking, maybe the determining factor is how the dementia is affecting the integrity of the vessel walls. If it is somehow weakening them, that would explain. And it could be the vessels in that spot of the neck are the most vulnerable.
    • CommentAuthormarygail*
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2009
     
    no red blotches last week , saw dh today sure enough there it was red blotches going into the hair line red further up the back of the head, why i never noticed last week maybe didn`t get a good look, late stage 6 early 7 AD
    • CommentAuthorKadee*
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2009
     
    Bringing this topic up again. I recently had my husband's nice wavy hair buzzed off...he rubs his head constantly, so it always looked greasy. Anyway, I noticed the red blotches are much further up the back of his head, close to the crown now. Anyone else noticed the red blotches progressing?
    • CommentAuthordivvi
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2009
     
    kadee i've said it many times my DH has them growing up his head. his hair is silver and they are very noticeable and even the girl who cuts his hair mentioned it last time. shes been cutting his hair 15yrs and knows they werent there before. started out small spot on nape of neck and moved upwards over now the main part of back of head.wierd. maybe some newer members can check the backs of spouses head for RED blotches and report back.
    divvi
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      CommentAuthorSweet Pea
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2009
     
    WOW did this thread ever catch my eye! My DH has these spots on his neck and into his hair. We see his dermotologist frequently for psoriosis and skin cancers (melanoma and "squimies" (sp). The Dr. said the rash on his neck was stork bite. DH has had this as long as I have known him so just didn't think anything about it. I have noticed the Dr. looks at the rash each time we visit, but does not comment on it. I will have to take a closer look to see if it has spread. He is in bed at this time so am anxious to take a look tomorrow.
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    My husband doesn't have the red blotch, but has a pea-sized bump just below the hairline on the back of his head. Several doctors have said it's nothing. He had a similar growth removed from the bridge of his nose right before dx; two labs analyzed it and said it was something unusual--they couldn't identify what it was. I have always wondered if they are related to the amyloid plaque buildup in his brain.
    • CommentAuthormimiS
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2009
     
    My husband also has red blotches on the back of his neck right on the hairline. DX EOAD
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      CommentAuthorgmaewok*
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2009
     
    My Dh's red splotch seems to have grown, and now he has some smaller ones that weren't there before further up on the back of his head. I'm keeping an eye on them.
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    My husband is in a dementia facility. An aide and I peeked at the necks of many of the residents and saw not one red blotch.
    • CommentAuthorKadee*
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2009
     
    My hair stylist mother has Alzheimer's, she has the red blotch. I ask her the next time she goes to the Nursing Home to try & check others.
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      CommentAuthorSusan L*
    • CommentTimeAug 23rd 2009
     
    Phranque that was phresh!
    • CommentAuthorZibby*
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
     
    My hb has had a red blotch for a long time on his neck behind ear. Had a biopsy and is scheduled to have skin cancer removed next week. This a.m. when I was putting his Exelon patch on, I noticed several red blotches about the size of a dime across his neck at the hairline; they weren't there before. Will have dr look at those next week.
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    Sorry, I have to put my two cents in! We see this very frequently in newborns and call it a "stork bite." It is not considered to be abnormal, just an area with dilated blood vessels. Babies often have them around their nose, forehead and eyelids as well and these tend to fade. For many people the "stork bite" never goes away, just hides under the hair. Both of our daughters (in their 20's) and my husband have it. I don't know if I have it - can't see the back of my head!!
    • CommentAuthorKadee*
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2009
     
    I think what we are find strange, is that these "stork bite" have not been there all our spouses lives, at least not with my husband.
    • CommentAuthordivvi
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2009 edited
     
    Dr newport, we have been over this alot with this opinion that these red marks are what you say-'stork bites' . but those of us who know that our spouses did not have them prior to AD are in disagreement with this opinion. AND they are growing up the head, not just a small blotch but my DH head is almost full in the mid section when it started out as a small blotch at the nape of the neck-. our hairstylist has been doing his hair for 15yrs and says the same thing, wasnt there. others verify the same on thier spouses here-. i dont think stork bites occur this late in life. of course i respect your opinion and others but i totally disagree about this being 'stork bite' . i researched the SB subject when it first came and still was not convinced. i will always think its got something to do with the AD and vasoconstrictions of sorts. at least thats my uneducated guess. its quite strange anyway you look at it!
    divvi
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      CommentAuthorJeanetteB
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009 edited
     
    I checked my husband's head for the red patch in August when this thread was active -- there was none.
    Now, it has appeared. I thought I spotted it a couple weeks ago and last night in the bathtub after a fresh haircut I had a good chance to check it out. It is a couple inches in diameter and is just above the hair line.
    Is anybody counting?
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      CommentAuthorNikki
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     
    I know for a fact Lynn did not have the red blotch when these posts were first being made. I will admit I was more than skeptic. But, low and behold, now he does have it! I don't know what causes this, but he did NOT have it even last year. It is very prominant now.
    • CommentAuthordivvi
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     
    well we keep insisting (at least me) that it is not stork bite as sooo many in the field of medicine are trying to lead us. and those like you jeanette and nikki are proof in the pudding!
    my DH has half his back head covered in blochey red. and his started out with what was a small pink spot at the nape of the neck. and he has been off all AD meds and any mindaltering drugs for over 2yrs so i cant say its the meds producing it.
    it is quite mindboggling -
    divvi
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      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     
    Maybe somehow the disease is causing little capillaries on the scalp to break or show up more - sort of like varicose veins on the scalp. Something like that is about the only explanation I can think of.
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    My two cents worth...Foster developed a red spot in the last six months of his life..from the back center hairline up into his head. It started about the size of the tip of my little finger, and grew to the size of a quarter. Say what you will, I will always believe it was related to Alzheimer's Disease.
    • CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2009
     
    Agree with above...am trying to convince neurologist to check his patients. Of course he looks at me like I have 2..no 3 heads!
    • CommentAuthoringe
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2009
     
    Yes, red blotch is there, at the nape of neck into the hair. I didn' t take notice of it until it was mentioned here.
    Diagnosis- AD
    • CommentAuthorandy*
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2009
     
    My dh has a red spot about the size of a pencil eraser just above the hairline on the back of his head. Still waiting for our call back appt. and diagnosis. We will be away for a few weeks...I will check in when we return. Thanks again to all of you.
    • CommentAuthordivvi
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010
     
    to the top for newer members. time for new red blotch checks!! this is such an interesting phenomenon.
    divvi

    please check and get back to post if you can.
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    Wonder it the blotch could be a side effect of meds?
    I have not noticed any red blotches but DH has a spot on his back that itches..it is flat..not sure what it is..maybe a mole and if so it has to be looked at but it had some reddish in it..and it itches..or did the other day but he has not complained since then tho.
    • CommentAuthorWeejun*
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010
     
    Cut DH's hair a couple of weeks ago and looked -- no red blotches here.
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    Still none here either.
    • CommentAuthorFayeBay*
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010
     
    DH has a birthmark that starts at the back of the hairline and is about the size of the palm of a hand. Like I say this has been there since birth.
    • CommentAuthordivvi
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2013 edited
     
    time to bring this up again! if you can check your spouses head about the blotch! its quite an interesting phenomena. post if you find it! and since starting this thread years ago my DH is in late end stage 7 and its spread almost the right quadrant of his low to mid head. definitely got bigger with time. hes hasn't been on AD meds for years!
    • CommentAuthorlulliebird
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2013
     
    divvi
    no red blotches on him. Very interesting phenomena
    • CommentAuthorshirley
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2013
     
    my dh has a red blotch on back of neck, always had it. My daughter has it also, born with it.
    • CommentAuthorJanet
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2013
     
    My husband's red splotch is much larger than when I replied to this question on 5/21/09.