Stroke causes dementia

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Avatar f tn s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies.
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 f tn can a metastasized tumor develop so quick i read the possible causes for aquired apraxia 1- stroke 2- tumor 3- dementia but i dont have stroke i know no symptoms of stroke i just have speech problems cant be dementia only symptom left is tumor but i had mri 2 months ago just can you reassure me its not tumor can it metastasize from somewhere else and grow so quick to cause symptoms in just 2 months
Avatar n tn The findings are suggestive of cerebral atrophy. There can be many causes of cerebral atrophy like stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, infectious diseases, multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophies. A clinical correlation with symptoms is important to make the exact diagnosis. What symptoms do you have? Dementia is characterized by progressive memory impairment and intellectual dysfunctions. Memory, orientation, ability to plan and organize is also impaired.
Avatar f tn In the case of a stroke, there are two causes. Clots and bleeds. Usually you start out with a clot, they prescribe coumadin, and you end up with a bleed. So the first thing is to prevent the progression of a stroke. The other thing is to keep her mentally active. When I started caring for my 105 year old she was 99 and could not speak. I started her on a daily program of "maxiumum exposure to stimuli", or "maxiumum experience days".
Avatar f tn You must take all actions to avoid dementia later on which is after effect of stroke. Restoring physical effects of stroke is much more eassy but dementia may not be reversed. Please take all precautions .
Avatar f tn It may result from malnutrition, abnormal cell or hormonal changes, or stroke. Symptoms of Cerebral Atrophy includes: Muscle weakness , Vision impairment , Speech impairment , Dementia , Expressive Asphasia (Aphasias are a group of disorders characterized by disturbances in speaking and understanding language. Receptive aphasia causes impaired comprehension. Expressive aphasia is reflected in odd choices of words, the use of partial phrases, disjointed clauses, and incomplete sentences.
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 f tn Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy, commonly called CADASIL, is an genetic condition that causes stroke and other impairments. CADASIL affects blood flow in small blood vessels, particularly in the brain. An abnormality in the muscle cells surrounding the blood vessels (vascular smooth muscle cells) gradually destroys these cells. The resulting blood vessel damage can lead to migraines and other impairments of normal brain function.
1346447 tn?1327862572 My wife who is 73 years old has stroke and dementia. She has lower back pain too. She do not self walk but walks with the help of wheel chair or walker. She can not sit for more than half an hour due to her severe pain in lower back. She is in lieing down position for 22 hours out of 24 hours. Please suggest me th eremedy including physiotherapy if possible.
Avatar f tn This could be symptom of a serious problem, and should be reported to a doctor asap. A neurologist should look at her, and soon. It sounds like your sister is experiencing Anomic Aphasia, a symptom of some serious neurological problems such as stroke and tumors. This type of confusion can also be caused by traumatic brain injury, or her forgetfulness could be a sign severe drug use or stress. Either way, a doctor needs to see her ASAP.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke leads to partial damage of brain due to blockage or break in the artery of brain .The causes of stroke may be atherosclerosis, thrombosis or aneurysm rupture.. Symptoms after stroke mostly include - numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body , confusion, trouble speaking, swallowing, seeing , trouble walking, dizziness , headaches .Symptoms of stroke may or may not last for long .
Avatar n tn The fact that he was sent to hospice, a place for people nearing death, and not a nursing home, where dementia patients are sent, indicates they weren't telling you the whole truth. Dementia patients can live for years. My mother, for instance, 20 years. Doctors tend to avoid discussions of death, and many, at best, allude to what is occurring: end of life.
Avatar f tn Risperidone can help some people with dementia who have symptoms such as aggression and agitation (getting upset easily). But elderly people who take this drug for dementia have an increased risk of having a stroke. Risperidone is no longer considered a safe treatment for elderly people. What is it? Risperidone is an antipsychotic drug. It is normally used to treat people with serious mental health problems like schizophrenia.
675347 tn?1365460645 I know that Namenda was helpful for relatives of mine who had dementia from a variety of causes but I am not sure if it works on dysphasia, more on the actual clinical symptoms of dementia.
Avatar f tn heart attack, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, stroke, tumor, headaches, migraines, dementia, medications like blood pressure medications, sedatives, anti depressants, antibiotics, diuretics etc, metabolic disorders like hypoxia, hypoglycemia, dehydration etc. other possibilities are internal bleeding, anemia, prolonged bed rest, infections, endocrine diseases, allergies etc. psychiatric reasons for dizziness are depression, anxiety, panic disorder etc.
Avatar n tn m wondering whether the virus could have caused some sort of stroke/brain inflammation. Stroke patients often get better; dementia sufferers do, obviously, the cause is important to us. My mother is very stubborn and will not admit there is a problem. I will not be able to get her to see a doctor, as she refuses to visit them. I'm very worried and would just like some advice. Many thanks.
Avatar f tn A week ago my mother who is 90+ became so weak suddenly after vomitting.She could not walk , so my sister with other people's help took to hospital. She has a dementia it is difficult to say how she is feeling.She still feeling very tired and sleepy. She does not eat properly, even difficult to keep in sitting postion. She moves her hands and feet but unable to stand up. That time her bllod sugar was 224.That time they gave her insuline as well. Is it stroke or any ather condition?
Avatar f tn My dad is suffering from frontotemperal dementia from last two years and recently undergone keyhole surgery for blood clot (brain).Now he is not able to move his right arm and leg and is bedridden.My question is this due to surgery or due to dementia?will physiotherapy help? can you please suggest something....
Avatar m tn My great grandma told me recently they said she has schizophrenia... I think she might be confusing the term with Parkinson's however with the way she talked about it because she told me over the years about her Parkinson's and how it runs in her side of the family and such and it sounded like she was just describing her Parkinson's.
Avatar n tn Memory loss and impaired thinking and illogical thought process can occur after stroke. It all depends on the part of brain involved in stroke. Since her left side of the body was involved it indicates the involvement of right side of the brain. The right hemisphere controls thought and perception and memory. This is also termed as vascular dementia. Please consult her doctor about as she may need physical and occupational therapy.
Avatar f tn Causes of dizziness could include so many systems like high or low blood pressure secondary to anemia, dehydration etc, heart attack or arrhythmia, stroke, headaches, fainting, dementia, due to medications like sedatives, antidepressants and antibiotics.
Avatar m tn Your mom may have some early stage of dementia or Alzheimers--her symptoms match. Taking her to her physician for a check-up first to make sure it isn't something physical would probably be a good idea. He/She can also give you advice regarding your mom's behavior and what you should do for her. Good luck and God bless.
Avatar n tn Namenda is used to treat Alzheimer's dementia. This suggests a positive diagnosis for Alzheimers. Find out if this is so. Plavix is a controversial drug. It prevents clotting. It also increases the possibility of a stroke from a bleed. One question in my mind is whether he had a stroke which caused him to fall, or he fell and struck his head and sustained a concussion or bleed inside the brain which, in turn caused the dementia. You need to question his physicians.
Avatar m tn tamsinstead, I had a stroke about a year ago and since then I have met and talked to dozens of stroke survivors from all different ages. I have not yet heard from incontinence from a stroke. It is possible she is in the first stages of dementia or alzheimer's. There are tests to pinpoint the problem. Please know however she just had a stroke 2 months ago. That is not long ago at all. I guarantee right now she is confused and probably is scared as well.
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 f tn My mom was diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia in October 2015. Her disease has progressed a lot in the last 4 months. I found out recently that one of her sisters also had dementia. My question, am I at a higher risk to get this disease? If so is there a time when symptoms would begin to show in me?
Avatar n tn my husband has short term memory loss, i catch him crying,and he sleeps alot doc said could be mild cognitive impairment, or dementia,he has a clear brain scan ,never had a stroke, he also has has out of control diabetes.