Stroke causes dementia

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675347 tn?1365464245 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 n tn There is also an association between leukoaraiosis and dementia -- both vascular dementia (cognitive decline after multiple strokes) and Alzheimers dementia. There are multiple case studies showing that leukoaraiosis clinically presents as cognitive impairment, assorted motor dysfunctions, and gait disturbances -- although this is inconsistent and not seen in all patients with these MRI findings.
Avatar n tn Causes of stroke mimics include: Seizures with postictal deficits Systemic infections Brain tumour Toxic/metabolic disturbances Positional vertigo Trauma Subdural hematoma Sepsis Space occupying lesion Syncope/presyncope Delirium Vestibular dysfunction Acute mononeuropathy Dementia Migraine Hyperglycemia Hypoglycemia Encephalopathy Brain abscess Mass lesions and neoplasms Spinal cord lesion
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 She's taking darvocet for pain, can this cause additional problems like sweating and numbness? Maybe she had a baby stroke,she weighs 138 lbs 5ft..I have home health care starting yeseterday. I'm alone 64 caring for her 5 yrs but up to now she was going to her bedroom upstairs alone even and without stopping..her legs keep resting or glued to the ground. I have a foot massager,a big unit where to feet can rest. . that seems to make her happy ..
979080 tn?1323437239 My 85 year old father recently had a substantial stroke and suffers from vascular dementia. His short term memmory is very bad now and it causes him to feel a big whole or emptyness in the present moment which in turn makes him very depressed. What is a good anti depressant for a situation like this ?
Avatar m tn is strep that causes folliculitis the same strep that causes strep throat?wow i am falling asleep from typing this i will try more later thanks as always .
Avatar n tn He also feels she has reached a plateau with little expectation for future improvements. Probable underlying dementia superimposed on the stroke. I would like help dealing with her spasticity issues. They are saying she is not a candidate for botox injections. Caregiver 222, I believe, has mentioned being able to help a 101 year old. I am interested in doing whatever I can to help my mother. Are there other modalities for addressing the spasticity or are contractures inevitable?
Avatar n tn My 55 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke Feb. 18/05. 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.
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 m tn Cerebral atrophy occurs when brain tissues lose cells (neurons) or in simple language brain shrinks. Common reasons could be stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, brain infections, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Common symptoms could be dementia, fits, and language disorders. Unfortunately there is no permanent cure of the condition, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses.
Avatar n tn My wife experienced the same sort of thing in a rehab hospital after her stroke. I had ordered that she not receive any psychoactive meds without my OK and the hospital maintained that they had complied. Then one night just before I left her room they appeared with a unfamiliar med. I rejected it and she had her first nights sleep without the hallucinations. A check of the PDR turned up hallucinations as a common side effect of the med.
446963 tn?1205333997 now my pain doctor is trying to take me off of the few percocets i get, because he went to a seminar that said percocet causes i have to pay hundreds of dollars to see a pychatrist for him to decide if the percocet is depressing me before he prescribes anymore meds for me.i have to be treated for my organ pain, i cut back a couple weeks ago for fear i need to save them. i ended up in bed in violent pain for 3 days, delirious, couldnt breathe, chest pains.
Avatar n tn As I mentioned in my previous response,the causes of dementia are numerous and stroke is one of them. Patients who are in the early phase of dementia may appear "normal" and tests done at this stage may turn out normal too. If he had defects on the Trail-making test, then he has cognitive decline. This cannot be due to his anger at you. I would like to emphasize the importance of having your husband evaluated for other medical reasons that could be causing his change in behavior.
Avatar n tn unless several strokes have occurred (leading to what is termed a subcortical or vascular dementia) then the memory loss occuring following a stroke should be non-progressive, meaning that continued memory loss (worsening memory loss) should not be occuring. Memory loss after stroke can be due to depression, recurrent strokes, poor sleep due to sleep apnea, and other non-neurologic problems that can occur unrelated to stroke such as thyroid problems.
Avatar n tn 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 Hi I'm terribly upset. My dad has just had a stroke. He's 72 and is currently in hospital virtually asleep full time. We know that it is caused by a blood clot stemming from Atrial Fibrillation and it has affected his left side (No vision, left arm and leg) The doctor has painted a very bleak picture which was very devastating and right now at this moment it just seems that there is no hope. Can anyone re-assure me that if he survives there is some hope for quality of life.
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 Anyone functioning well enough to answer, to discuss your coping with stroke deficits that have remained for a year ago or longer. My stroke was more than 3.5 years ago and I still have some resentment about everything that I can't do. I would like to get a better attitude about it. But either way you are handling it, it would be helpful for me to hear about anyone else who still struggles with problems.
Avatar n tn This could be due to his stroke or to dementia, or a number of other medical causes. A good psychiatrist can evaluate him and place him on medications which could curb his behavior. I also would advice you to discuss with your family about the possibility of applying for a power-of-attorney or maybe even legal guardianship in the event that your husband needs to make major decisions in which he won't be able to do because of the problems you mentioned.
Avatar f tn Alzheimer'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.
Avatar n tn ,stroke and traumatic brain injury,Alzheimer’s disease, Pick’s disease, senile dementia, fronto-temporal dementia, and vascular dementia,cerebral palsy,Huntington’s disease, leukodystrophies, mitochondrial encephalomyopathies, multiple sclerosis infectious diseases, such as encephalitis, neurosyphilis, and AIDS, in which an infectious agent or the inflammatory reaction to it destroys neurons and their axons ,epilepsy etc. Hypothyroidism is ususlly not known to cause brain atrophy.
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 I think she needs to be evaluated neurologically to rule out causes like stroke, space occupying lesions of brain and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Take care!
Avatar f tn My sister has Altzimers and dementia and has extreme overheating. What causes this.? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/236828'>Overheating and Diarrhea</a>.
Avatar n tn It is very difficult to diagnose dysarthria on net. Apart from brain related causes like stroke, transient ischemic attack, brain tumor, bleed etc, dysarthria can be due to hypoglycemia, kidney or liver dysfunction, sickle-cell anemia, Wilson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis or lead/mercury poisoning or due to electrolyte imbalance. Local causes like fixed tongue, thick tongue, and cracked tongue should be looked into.
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