Stroke causes memory

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Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis for the past 4 years. Doctor was thinking primary progressive. I am a 52 yr. old female who has Ankylosing Spondylitis and Ulcerative Colitis. I had my yearly MRI and now the neurologist is saying not MS but instead, the radiological terms are “non-specific micro-vascular change” or “leukoaraiosis”. My symptoms have been leg weakness, balance problems, muscle spasms, short term memory difficulties, left eye with Optic Neuritis.
Avatar n tn \A progressive memory problem is not typically expected after a stroke; 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.
Avatar m tn it could have been a mini stroke with a normal CT or MRI scan. There are certain causes of mini stroke, which I hope have been excluded. These are seizures, migraines, mini stroke affecting memory areas etc. Is he a hypertensive and how is his blood glucose control? A poor glycemic control can predispose to hyperglycemia and ketones in urine, increasing risk of stroke. He may need medicines to dissolve any clot if was detected on CT head.
Avatar m tn The eye movement and the lack of memory point to a stroke. A stroke is when the blood flow gets interrupted or reduced to a certain part of the brain There are some people who regularly get TIAs wiithout the damage of a full blown stroke (paralysis). I don't know why the anger happens before the attack, but stroke patients often exhibit anger with no known provocation. Medical research thinks it is because of lesions in the brain causing damage to certain emotional centers. http://www.
Avatar n tn When the headache comes, she loses her memory again and only pieces of her memory come back when the headache is gone. Its the 5th day now and the hospital staff still can't figure out what causes the headaches and what problem she has. They have ruled out shingles or a stroke and most other things and are baffled by this mystery and are ready to give up. She doesn't have a history of any mental illness beside mild depression that was not being treated by any medication.
Avatar f tn Hi, The causes of basal ganglia damage are stroke as well as radiation . Radiation causes calcification of the basal ganglia and stroke causes damage to them .
1679102 tn?1304642048 There can be many possible causes for loss of concentration and memory loss and dizzy spells like dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, delirium from drug or alcohol withdrawal or worsening of an infection causing confusion, change in sleep wake cycle etc. amnesia or memory loss due to head injury, stroke, emotional event etc.
Avatar n tn I couldnt speak, my words were slurred when i did, and i couldnt even remember my name. Could this be a stroke? My family has a history of stroke. And could there be any correlation with chrons disease? or IBS? I havent been diagnosed with that but have not had all the tests done yet to prove i do or do not have it. I still have a hard time remembering things. Such as memories of my childhood, my childrens childhood. I have big gaps missing. I had a wonderful memory before.
Avatar f tn s in the past but never a major stroke. I guess the memory loss is the hardest thing for me to deal with. Thanks again for replying and hopefully I will have a concrete answer after seeing the Neurologist.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend of 3 years suffered a stroke late November 07 after surviving cancer, he was 29. The doctors said the damage in my boyfriend's brain is permanent, the stroke was not severe enough to handicap him but it has affected his memory and mental capacity. They are unsure if he'll ever recover his memory fully. He is recovering slowly but still has trouble remembering people including me.
Avatar f tn the CT scan at the hospital showed i had expierenced a stroke in the pons area sometime after 2008 ( last film and this was not there then). I am very worried. I have to have an MRI next. I am scared . so what does all this mean? can't I restroke again, and soon? send me your opinion. actual words on ct scan were...lacunar infarct.
Avatar n tn my da suffered a mini stroke 2 days ago. he seems alomst the same except for the short ter memory loss. is this normal? and will it go away? what can i do?
Avatar n tn Well, since you have a history of peripheral artery disease and claudication, there is always a possibility of a clot getting dislodged and causing stroke. Sudden onset dizziness can be due to a stroke, especially since you have memory loss and confusion. However, all these symptoms can also be explained by anxiety and stress, low blood pressure, high blood pressure and several other causes. It would be best to consult your treating doctor. Take care!
Avatar n tn I'm 57 and have mild cognitive impairment. It affects my memory and learning. I was diagnosed about 9 years ago. I have an arachnoid cyst in my brain (left temporal lobe) and had a shunt inserted in 1998. I've also had 4 mini strokes. They were cause by hypercoagulable cerebrovascular disease with a circulating IGM (44) ( anticardiolopid antibody syndrome). These have all been stable for the last 10 years and I have not had any major problems.
2175879 tn?1338355028 Doing this food Diary has made me realize that my stroke has damaged my short term memory, as far as what I did the very last day. I will pay more attention and see what other things as far as memories go. Not good.
Avatar n tn I have a CT scan report of my grandmother who is very unwell these days..She is having temp loss of memory, high blood pressure. Could someone please please please translate this in plain English language.
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 m tn Does the blood in the brain absorb into the tissue and would this eleviate the short term memory loss. Or what is the usual outcome of the short term memory loss.
Avatar f tn Hello! My boyfriend had a two brain tumors in the past. Now he's had a couple of strokes, the damage was to his vision & memory. The following weeks as he was in re-hab he noticed a "pinch" feeling in his drain tube from his brain shunt. He had a brain scan that showed his drain tube has calcified. What causes this problem & how is it corrected? We'll be seeing his specialist but trying to be well informed when we meet with him. Thanks for any info you can share!
Avatar n tn My mother suffered a watershed stroke during or after cardiac surgery 7 years ago. She is still paralyzed on her right side but regained other skills through my constant care and talking about memories she had lost. She is now 88 and her short-term memory is failing. My question is regarding mood swings. Does this type of stroke affect one's ability to manage anger? She is almost bi-polar with me and I don't always see the change coming.
Avatar n tn My father had a stoke 5 yrs ago at the age of 43 alzheimers runs in the family. He's showing some signs of possible alzheimers. The only problem that he's shown from the stroke is short term memeory loss. We're having problems figuring out if it's the stroke or the onset of alzheimers. Can the herb ginko biloba help with his memeory or would it interact with the blood thinners that he's on for the stroke?
Avatar n tn My husband had an stroke 6 years ago in his thalamus which caused him to be confused, short term memory loss, some long term memory loss,etc. The good news is that he regained almost all of his functioning, but some small short term memory issues. 3 weeks ago he worked in the yard in 100 degree temps for several hours. The next day he woke up with the same symptoms as the stroke 6 years ago and we assumed he had another stroke.
Avatar n tn MY QUESTION IS WHAT EXACTLY DOES THE CEREBELLUM DO AND IS MY DIZZYNESS, LEFT SIDE TREMORS AND SHORT TERM MEMORY DUE TO THE CEREBELLUM? I AM TAKING KLONOPIN (.5 MG) WHICH CAUSES DROWSINESS AND WEAKNESS, PORZAC (20 MG) FOR DEPRESSION AND AN ASPIRIN A DAY. ANY INFORMATION YOU CAN GIVE ME WOULD BE APPRECIATED. MY BLOOD PRESSURE REMAINS LOW, I DO NOT SMOKE OR DRINK OR TAKE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS, I'M 5'3" AND WEIGHED 126 LBS.