Stroke causes dementia

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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 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 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 ,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 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 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.
Avatar n tn Posted By kd on May 29, 1998 at 22:13:26: In Reply to: Re: Atherosclerosis/Altzheimer's Disease - 3rd Post posted by CCF MD mdf on May 28, 1998 at 12:09:15: There are several causes of dementia. Most people have heard of Alzheimer's disease, which is a degenerative disorder. That is, there are groups of cells in the brain which die off and no one knows just why. Not all degenerative diseases produce dementia - depends on which populations of cells in the brain are dying.
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 This is the third time I have posted this question. I also posted on April 18 and May 11, 1998. Is it possible that neurologists do not address atherosclerosis because it is vascular and do not address Altzheimer's Disease? If so, please let me know so I will not keep bothering you. I may just be expecting information from the wrong professionals. (The Aprill 18 post disappeared after I wrote the May 11th one.
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 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 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 n tn Posted By anon on August 02, 1999 at 08:54:48 There is an excellent textbook called Synopsis of Psychiatry by Kaplan and Sadock which describes the various types and causes of dementia. It's worth a look. Essentially dementia entails some kind of memory impairment and one of the following: aphasia-the inability to speak apraxia-impaired ability to carry out motor activity (e.g.
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 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 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 The doctor will run some tests to check for reversible causes of dementia like B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, sub-dural hematomas; if all negative then a presumptive diagnosis of Alzeheimer's dementia is made. There is an excellent medicine in addition to Exelon called Namenda; it is a class by it self. Those medicines can slow down the progression up to one year but the overall decline is inevitable. Delusions can happen and can be controlled with medications but there is side effects.
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 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.
190976 tn?1238399271 The only therapy I have researched in relation to stroke that may also assist with vascular dementia is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) This treatment has been used safely and in many countries for many years Do a few searches for the terms online and you'll see numerous case studies After researching HBOT I personally believe that you should be prepared to complete a minimum of 50 - 150 sessions There is some good reading at
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 m tn Cushing’s syndrome (CS) results from the chronic exposure to supraphysiological levels of glucocorticoids and other steroids, which often produce neuropsychological and emotional modifications in affected patients. Other causes of brain volume loss are- Vitamin B12 deficiency, Stroke, Malnutrition, Abnormal hormonal changes, Huntington’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Infectious diseases of the brain and many other causes.