Mini stroke and dementia

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Avatar n tn My grand father had a stroke 3 weeks ago (mini stroke, doctors said). He has been hospitalized since then. In the bast 3 weeks he has been suffering from dementia. after many test it has been discovered that there are 3 cloths and bleeding to the frontal lobe. one cloth has completely blocked the vessel. Doctors say that they can treat the cloths with blood thinners, but can not give due to the bleeding to the brain.
563659 tn?1310517917 well after four days total in and out of hospitals for my numb/ weak left side they have said i have bells palsy straight down my left side my left arm is weak my leg wobbles and half my face is still kinda parylised it ***** and i look like eith rocky or jean crietien i cant wait till it wears off
Avatar f tn I have a history of hemipelgic and basilar migraines with aura that last for months two or three a day that end with loss of function from mini-stroke(s). I have had the associated hemipelgia, blood clots in eyes and loss of peripheral vision/depth perception as well as moderate/severe dementia in 2004 that waxes and wanes (and gets worse with each migraine.TIA episode). It seems that every couple of years the basal artery acts up and reeks havoc on my body.
1474856 tn?1288289049 trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination. I have this all the time, but the Dr's just keep saying it is just migraine. I am so worried about feeling like this constantly, but i encountered a problem when i tried to see a new Dr within the Henry Ford health system. I may need to go outside of the network to get "real" treatment, not just some Dr calling me crazy and saying my depression is an issue.
Avatar n tn My 81 year old Mother has had 3 mini strokes. Since her face droops and her speach has been affected. She has been seeing things and they are just not there. she says my Dad is with her at night but he has not been with us for over 15 years. Is this the norm?
Avatar n tn I want to know if anyone else knows of any Gulf War (the 1st one) Veteran who has Progressive Dementia and Cerebral Atrophy. My husband turns 40 on 10/16.. he also has had a a mini stroke, possible while I was in Australia recently to get my daughter. Our local VA has a great Neurologist we see, but her hands are tied by the system. We really need a PET scan to see more. I see we have people from the Cleveland Clinic on here.. anyone willing to take up his case?
Avatar n tn Sometimes folks can have a complete change of personality of they have had a mini stroke. If he continues to be like this, I would have him see a doctor and have some tests run to rule out stroke, or maybe even a type of dementia as that, too, can cause a personality change.
Avatar n tn 31 Thank you for the response to my last questionCan you help me on this. Could he have dementia from hisright hemispheric stroke 5 yrs ago and still appear normal in all other aspects . He has terrible outburst of anger just at me. He Has become absessed with sex... I think he honestly believes that one of our sons and me have cheated him out of his money and that I am having an affair..(i am 70 and battling cancer...I am too tired to have an affair.....
Avatar n tn 31 Thank you for the response to my last questionCan you help me on this. Could he have dementia from hisright hemispheric stroke 5 yrs ago and still appear normal in all other aspects . He has terrible outburst of anger just at me. He Has become absessed with sex... I think he honestly believes that one of our sons and me have cheated him out of his money and that I am having an affair..(i am 70 and battling cancer...I am too tired to have an affair.....
Avatar n tn Namenda has been of use for people I know with dementia. You'd have to speak to a neurologist more about this. Physical pain would be treated with other medications. A gerontologist would be best to coordinate all of this. If things have worsened in the past few weeks I'd arrange a consultation right away to make sure there wasn't a mini stroke or any other concern that can happen among the elderly. Follow up with a specialist.
Avatar f tn my dad had a stroke 7wks ago, both internal carotid arteries are 100% occluded. i feel sorry for my mother who now has to deal with this. ive been informed by medical staff that we are now waiting for my dad to suffer from a heart attack or a stroke. the dreaded question is when will this happen ?
Avatar n tn some one have some form of cognitive impairment and that will begin a dementia assessment.What should be involved in that person's dementia assessment?
1346447 tn?1327862572 After six months of medicine that problem is over but now she had dementia. Is it possible that dementia may be side effect of medicines? The age of my wife is 70.
Avatar n tn Celincat, Alzheimers dementia is only one type of many causes of dementia. It is the most common cause of dementia in those 65 yrs of age and older. Strokes( cerebral vascular accidents) are also a very common cause of dementia. Memory loss by itself does not constitute dementia so if this is your fathers only impairment then its not dementia. Please clarify this issue further with your physician.
Avatar f tn spinal tap, myelogram, ct scan, mini stroke TIA
Avatar n tn good night well about 20 days ago I had a tremor on the right cheek, not given much attention, 15 for now I'm having some trouble speaking certain words, have pronounced normal but I'm exchanging letters, names of people, it seems that my brain has words wrong I correct in taking time to talk, I'll talk to policing not to speak words wrong, this may be a sign of some dementia, diabetic'm 38 and 9 years, 3 years my diabetes ranges from 200 to 550 dl dl daily, this high rate of glu
Avatar n tn He was not like this before his stroke. He calls me and accuses me of all sorts of behavior and tells this stuff to his DR.s . I know I am on the verge of a breakdown cause I can't take much more of this and I don't know what to do.... Any suggestions. Is this dementia.. I fogot to tell you the stroke has left him paralized on the left side and confined to a wheel chair Posted by HFHS.MD-D.E.
500374 tn?1210071413 t even know who my kids were and have been listed as having mild/moderate dementia since then. I think they are called multi-infarct dementia even though the doctor and counselor have it listed as Alzheimers. Obviously, I am too young for that. Do you know what caused your brainstem stroke? My doctors said there was nothing they could do but give me aspirin and pain medicine. What is your treatment for this?
Avatar n tn My wife aged 71 got diabetes type 2 as a result of stroke or medicines on stroke. As a result of stroke after six months or as aresult of medicines on stroke got vascular dementia. She forgets and repeats many time sthe same thing. Or these may be the results of after effects of stroke. She is stable on medines for some time but there is gradual decline in her cognitive abilities. Many times she had falls. we stopped making efforts so that she could independtly walk. Fearing her falls.
Avatar n tn neurological episodes that last less than 24 hrs due to atherosclerotic clots and are often but not always warning signs of an impending stroke. It is the strokes which cause permanent brain damage that can lead to dementia, not the TIAs. As the TIAs are reversible, there won't be any evidence of it clinically after 24hrs or on an MRI for that matter. If there is still some deficit, then it is now a stroke and no loner a TIA.
190976 tn?1238399271 Again, there is much study on the link between stroke and early onset of dementia and alzheimers. It's important to understand the basics of why this can occur in the brain after stroke. There are some references to this on the website Here are some excerpts: ".....Oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) due to lack of adequate blood flow (ischemia) triggers apoptosis.... ......Hypoxia creates a ‘weakened site’.
Avatar f tn I've never heard of a connection between removing an ovary and dementia. Besides, you have two ovaries, correct? It's not like all the hormonal action in your body will go away when just one ovary does.
Avatar f tn Last Monday after a shower I noticed tingling in my right foot. followed by numbness on the right, bottom part of my tounge, then on both lips, right side only. My hand felt funny too. I play guitar so I checked to see if I could. It was strange. I could play a little, but it felt funny. I checked my BP, 165/110. After about 30 minutes, I was sure something was wrong. Went to ER, had a ct (negative) was flown to larger hospital within 30 min. (scary!!), had another ct w/contrast (negative).
Avatar n tn : : : : for a TIA (mini-stroke) and was sent home. After a few days, she began to : : : : : : have awful headaches again, so much so she was not able to lift her head from : : : : : : her hands and she was vomiting. Back at the hospital they performed an MRI, : : : : : : a CT Scan, and spinal-tap. The MRI and CT were fine. The spinal-tap showed an : : : : : : elevated white blood cell count. The doctors say that this indicated the presence : : : : : : of a virus.
Avatar n tn I also now have Vascular Dementia from having a stroke in 2002...and was NOT referred to therapy in spite of testing showing several Higher Function deficits. This has really worsened in recent months. I have had an enormous amount of stress, separation from abusive husband, deaths in my immediate family and recently moving to an unfamiliar congested area where I am now petrified to drive.