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.
Avatar f tn Take them out of their familiar environment and you have a confused and frightened individual. with the mild dementia and short term memory loss, his response is not to be expected. The medical delivery system is broken, and the ball is often dropped by the doctors and other health care professionals. It should have been explained to you that this may have been a complication post op. it may take time, but he may return to his baseline behavior post op.
500374 tn?1210075013 In 2004 I didn'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 m tn Cerebral atrophy means that your brain has shrunken in size and is usually having minimal function. I am not sure if mini strokes you mention are Ischemia (normal blood flow is interrupted for short periods of time causing losts of very small areas of damage) or small areas of brain death (strokes that affect small areas). Either way, you have brain damage. Dementia happens when the functions of the brain are changed due to changes in the brain structure.
Avatar n tn Hang in there! My husband had a similar stroke 10-16-05 and is doing quite well. He is a 50 y/o and is recovering nicely. He too experienced paralysis on the right side (arm/leg),loss of speech (aphasia/apraxia), had a feeding tube and picc line. 1. Believe it or not...my husband is NOW ABLE TO WALK short distances WITHOUT a cane and walk long distances with a cane. 2. His speech is coming back beautifully. He sometimes surprises himself with how he is able to hold conversations.
Avatar n tn 5 years ago, my dad (age 78) underwent triple bypass heart surgery and hasn't been the same since. He has suffered some mini strokes (confirmed by MRI) and diagosed with vascular dementia. Damage was to the frontal lobe? affecting his cognitive functioning. He speech is fine (when he talks). His mental 'alertness/confusion' swings wildly from day to day and has definitely gotten worse over the last year. He has become very quiet and never initiates any conversation.
Avatar n tn The second they think was caused when they lowered his blood pressure it was a Ischemic stroke. The first stroke is the most severe and originated in the Putamen ( a part of the basal ganglia). The second is on the right side and I've been told it controls spatial concepts. He has started to move more today and instead of only having posturing movements he has started to bring his arms up in a more normal response.
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?
451975 tn?1372332199 My husband gave me an aspirin when he realized I couldn't respond to him and took me to the hospital 5 min. from our home. I was treated as a stroke patient and sent to the downtown Toronto Stroke Centre. Unfortunately, by the time I arrive by ambulance, (about 3 hrs. later), it was too late to administer the 'stroke buster' shot that was planned. After about 4 hours, slowly, I began to regain feeling in my left fingers and forearm.
Avatar f tn my name is George and I had a terrible stroke sep 1 2008....I had not received any physiotherapy and am paralyzed on the left side.Because the nurse made a mistake and wasn t watching over me, I had to have an emergency surgery to just get rid of the pressure in my brain...It left me with a very weak trunk control.and therefore I can t even transfer let alone walk....
Avatar n tn Hi Dear Stroke, dementia, and alzheimers disease occur in elderly individuals. There have been many studies conducted to ascertain a correlation between stroke and alzheimers disease. Some studies have found a positive correlation while others have found no corelation. It is still a matter of debate and cannot be conclusively said if stroke/depression are linked to Alzheimer's disease or not. Best.
Avatar m tn I attended an immunologist approximately 3 months after the incident and complained to him about my headache. He asked for my records and found that my blood pressure was normal when I was admitted and that when I was given adrenaline my blood pressure went to 260 over 160 . He contacted the hospital and he received a letter from a senior consultant in the hospital to say that I had been given the wrong treatment.
Avatar n tn Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD, a researcher at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke who is on the ANA's executive council, says the findings make sense. People who have plaque buildup in the vessels leading to the heart probably have plaque buildup in the arteries leading to the brain that can lead to cognitive decline, he says SOURCES: 134th Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association, Baltimore, Oct. 11-14, 2009. Ola A.
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 f tn So take your pick---stroke, dementia, heart disease, diabetes and osteroporosis or the possible side effects from Effexor. Millions of people are on Effexor. The FDA has very stringest requirements on manufacturers to test these meds before they can be released. ASPIRIN PROBLEMS: Taking aspirin can result in symptoms resembling an allergic reaction, including hives, swelling and headache, an increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, iron deficiency anemia.
1547280 tn?1294170469 Thank you Heart for your kind & reassuring reply :) I was able to see my GP this week - she's not too worried but is asking really great questions. She's concerned about an "infarct" (sp?)...basically a mini-stroke (or TIA), and also wants to be sure it isn't anything like a tumour. She also asked if I was doing anything unusual lately like sticking my cell phone in the freezer, which I am not, so that's good.
Avatar n tn 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 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 Some of what I have read here leads me to believe that a TIA is a stroke that totally reverses itself and all symptoms go away within 24 hrs. Other postings indicate that if symptoms continue or periodically return, then that is an indication that it was more than just a TIA or that there are continuing problems.
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 f tn The answer is no. Strokes and dementia are sometimes, but not always related. Strokes can cause forgetfullness, loss of mental acuity and diminished capacity to learn. Dementia, on the other hand, involves a loss of sentience. A loss of what makes us essentially human. There are degrees of dementia. Often the two go hand in hand, but that is not a certainty. In the case of a stroke, there are two causes. Clots and bleeds.
11126315 tn?1415528332 Since your incident seems like a one time thing you might want to rule out mini stroke although I would think that unlikely given your young age. AD seems unlikely too. Are you dx'd with anything? Could it have been low sugar level? Hope you are ok now.
Avatar m tn Also from the results of both the MRI and MRA and family history, am I more likely to develop Dementia? I would greatly appreciate your help in explaining the results of my test.
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.
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 glucose could affec
Avatar n tn If so, treatment by Statins will take care of it and reduce cholesterol, and as a byproduct will reduce your probabilty of heart attack or stroke by about 50% per the JUPITER statin study.
Avatar n tn Driving was worse as I would feel like I was going to pass out and my eyes couldn't focus on the road but kept darting to the left. I went in as they thought I was having a stroke. EKG and MRI showed no problems. All my blood work and pressure are normal. I then went to a EN&T and he checked my hearing and said I had slight hearing lose which I knew of since being in the military never was a problem before.
Avatar n tn It sounds like a litlle bit of a stroke (even though the mri says no), alheimers and/or dementia. i was hoping i could get another idea. please help??
497841 tn?1487721727 If this is it, it would explain her issues. The longterm expectation is mini strokes, dementia, depression and others. Any advice would be appreciated. Medications, dieting, stress, specialist, etc. Thank you.
Avatar f tn Although the pathophysiology of ischaemic stroke and TIA is identical, and both require rapid and accurate diagnosis, the differential diagnosis differs for TIA owing to the transience of symptoms. For TIA the diagnostic challenge is greater, and the ‘mimic’ rate higher (and more varied), because there is no definitive diagnostic test. TIA heralds a high risk of early ischaemic stroke, and in many cases the stroke can be prevented if the cause is identified," http://pn.bmj.