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but articulate My question does it get any better and does she need special thearpy for her memory or is this just side effects and will improve in time.
Thrombolysis (dissolving the clot with medication within three hours of stroke) is let’s say, the recommended treatment for stroke. However, if patient has risk factors for post thrombolysis bleeding such as previous heart attack, high blood pressure, old age, fragile condition of blood vessels etc, then the doctor may advise against this treatment. This may be the reason your father was not taken up for thrombolysis.
I had a stroke last July and after 7 weeks of showing no improvement my wife was told to find a nursing home. One day while still in the hospital I woke up and I too had no long term memory problems but did have short term memory difficulties. It just keeps getting better and better, we could see improvement by the week, I was told that the brain after a stroke as part of the healing process goes through a stage of rewiring itself.
She is also not able to realize that she needs to perform basic daily activities like gooing to the loo, eating, etc by herself which (perhaps) is leading to bowel control problems. While I appreciate each case is vastly different, anyone knows of treatments to improve memory and cognitive awareness? She's currently getting treated in Mumbai, and would be moving to Hong Kong soon. Any and all help much appreciated!
My Dad has been diagnosed with having delirium after a stroke. He is continuously restless and agitated, he is always pulling at the bedclothes or taking off his own clothes. Is there any treatment for delirium and is it reversible?
She never has regained her full memory, and I never mention stroke to her. There are pros and cons to discussing this with a patient and I have no strong opinion one way or another. Her speech continues to impropve. For example tonight there was a baby on television on "ER" and she pointed and said "Look at the little baby!" and laughed.
I don't know what state you're in, but looks like medicaid should step in and help. Also, you might be surprised at the help that is available through an "elder" attorney. We recently found that my Mom is due veteran's benefits after her stroke due to my father's time in the service.
Hi,my 57 year old mother suffered a hemorrhagic stroke,she was pretty healty before this,but she does smoke.The doc said it was 4 cm and it was on her left side,her vision is affected and her capability to read. She was in the hospital 5 days,her blood pressure,blood work,everything looks good which is very weird!Other then that she was conscious all the time,no memory loss or anything like that. My question is why the docs didn't give her any medication while in the hospital or after?
so wasn't a lot to change with diet except the fats i was on lowfat diet because of the stroke. so i believed at the time. after 5 years an all the dr's the meds an the fact i died an was brought back from the stroke i'm really excited i was getting out an doing things in a few weeks i hadn't been able to do. it felt good to stop worring bout being sick an not feeling well i felt better than i had in a long time. i had liver damage caused by meds..
they have really helped with my depression and mood, which in turn has caused my migraines and memory to improve. it really is amazing what all depression and anxiety can affect.i also ask the same thing over and over and i sometimes stammer. the Lamictal has not caused me any weight gain at all. i do take other meds for my other problems too. but it did take my dr. 2 yrs to finally reach the right combination to work for me. good luck and good health to you.
In my experience, in the early days in the hospital after my husbands stroke on the right temporal lobe, he had very vivid hallucinations which we thought were normal part of recovery. Some doctors told us yes, others told us it was common with urinary tract infections (catheters can cause this) and finally, correctly, the culprit was Keppra, the anti seizure medication they had him on. Once that was out of his system the hallucinations and false memories stopped.
Having had 4 mini strokes and mild cognitive impairment makes me more at risk for Alzheimers. My memory and balance both returned to normal after I stopped. Last December 21, I started drinking Xango mangosteen juice. And it was like the acupuncture all over again. The inflamation went away in my legs, but I have the same negative effects with my balance and memory.
She did not improve in these areas, nor did her memory improve. Saturday of this week, she began again with the same symptoms, intense eye pain followed by pain to entire left side, confusion, loss of memory and loss of motor and language skills. Again she was initially diagnosed with stroke based on the CT scan until the MRI again came back negative. She is still in the hospital. While in the hospital this time she has had 2 recurrences of the symptoms.
If there is concern for depression, treatment of it can improve many symptoms. Seizures or abnormal EEGs after stroke is common. Treatment of the seizures (or severely abnormal EEG patterns) with antiepileptics such as lamictal should help improve some of your symptoms with the thinking. If the neuropsychological evaluation showed specific problems, cognitive rehabilitation to help you with those specific areas may benefit you.
I recently quit cocaine 2 weeks ago after 2 years of cocaine use when I first noticed memory, learning, problem solving, and concentration impairments while performing job functions on the job.  My job requires alot of analytical thinking and analysis of information.  My average intake during those 2 years was 3 grams/week.  I became very nervous and stressed 2 weeks ago because the simplest assignments and tasks at work would confuse me.
Hi, my 15 yr old had a stroke this weekend. He is doing better after a week in the hospital but my question is about his future. Apparently he had a blood clot that they cannot find the source of. He is regaining most of his left side control and memory continues to improve. He is a very active child and is in excellent health, but now he has to take it easy for a while.
My father has become one of the man caretakers of his brother who had a massive stroke in September-- He was 50 years old and in seemingly good health-- It came as a huge shock-- He was found many hours after the stroke and the damage seems to be major--He is unable to talk but can make sounds--he can spell some words--But he does not try to communicate at all---he has always been a quite man which makes finding alternate ways to communicate even harder--He is able to walk somewhat with a walker
he is weak on the right side and has issues with short term memory. the docotr said it looks like the stroke was when he had his open heart surgery. my question if anyone can help is why did he have the signs of a stroke last year (has had no signs since then) and has now had the effects since that one day in June.
Progress can continue years after the stroke. Passively waiting for stroke recovery will not accomplish anything. Your parents are now enablers of his passivity. Read Peter Levines blog on cavemen and strokes. Good luck.
The human brain is absolutely remarkable. For the most part, recovery from any type of stroke can be long and will require patience. It will be a daily thing. You stated he had a "massive hypertensive stoke" which effected his motor skills. Did it effect anything else like speech, eye sight, memory or cognitive skills? The Internet is a great place to research for ideas which you can bring up with his doctor(s).
Please any one advice in this case. My father is heart patient he did the OPEN HEART SURGERY 15 years back. First 5to8 years he didn’t faced any problem but last five years he is facing memory loss & stroke kind of issue very frequently we are too afraid on this.... he is rabidly keep improve but before recover fully he faced this same issue last year still not recovered but better now if compare earlier. Please kindly provide your advice if anyone have.
I think addressing the stress, and the other emotional issues you have going on would be a VERY good idea, because if THAT is a big factor in you feeling your memory isn't at full throttle, addressing it will improve your memory. I['ve been posting on these forums since 2008, and I can tell you that memory problems are onwe of the more commonly mentioned symptom when discussing anxiety and depression.
The inability to identify common household items after a stroke is common. In the case of my 101 year old sweety-pie, it is only now returning. For the first time she can identify a telephone, reach for the handset and answer it: "This is ____. Who is speaking". This was a great event. Only in the last month. She can't recognize a cell phone as a telephone nor operate the channel changer. Her ability to communicate has been increasing every month.
The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
Within 6 months, I began experiencing a high level of confusion, lack of concentration, lack of memory, lack of coordination and . . . what I can best describe as dizziness? I also experienced a lack of motivation and periods of "zoning out" as well as uncontrolled muscular movements (whole arm, hand, foot or leg). As I began to notice these conditions, I went back to the doc who said these are not common side effects of the medications. Stated it must be some other physical issue.
Her heart is strong and her arms and legs surprise everyone with their strength, tho' she becomes rigid when being placed in a wheelchair. I found her some hours after the stroke--not sure how many, and she was treated in a stroke unit but is now in an ordinary nursing home with rehab services. Bleeding had stopped on its own by the morning after the stroke, so no attempt to drain off excess blook from the brain was made.
I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Mg L Threonate is a new form of Mg that is found to be the only kind that would cross the blood brain barrier. After 6 months of dally use, my memory has improved. If I fill up forms and have to write account numbers, it stayed in my head, I finally memorized my credit card number, phone nos. plate nos. sometimes even if I was not trying to. I remember what I did yesterday or day before or long time ago..
I too have MS and it wasn't until after I thought I had Lyme disease or a stroke did I find out that I had MS. What a day of reckoning that was. I was offically diagnosed a day after my 38th birthday and the day I offically got fired from my job with the state government of the state in which I live. And had been employed with for 7 years. I hope that things are going better for you. I know that it is alot to understand and there is tons of stuff to read about on the internet.
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