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What would make an elderly dementia patient's lips dark?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
? cyanosis: Some elderly pts develop oxygen deprivation due to lung or cardiac problems, and their skin and lips may seem bluish or darker. Dementias have many associated co-morbidities, and it is best to have a complete exam conducted with a review of current medications.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Dementia: Cyanosis of lips from lack of oxygen can occur in vascular dementias due to heart problem or lung problem.

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