Stroke recovery memory loss

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Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
Avatar f tn My partner has had a stroke which has caused memory loss. Short term. He is good some days remembering the day before and some days he is not. He was in the hospital for 6 weeks waiting for a bed in rehabilitation. He has just been checked in as of Thursday last week. He can walk talk shave eat feed himself as if he were a person who has never had a stroke. He suffers from short term memory loss. Will there be a recovery of that to be able to work.
Avatar m tn I am sorry about your dad's stroke. It looks like he is on his way to recovery. It will just take some time. It will be helpful if you could take big pictures of your family members with their names on post it notes. Everytime you see him, show him the pictures and say the names out loud. Hope it helps.
4730868 tn?1362619678 0 -- No Thoughts Most of these low days are because I feel like crap from my sickness. But I have noticed something troubling lately. My memory has significantly decreased. Like significantly. I don't even remember what happened yesterday. Why is this? To further my recovery I took care of my anxiety and did both of my exams at once.
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’.
Avatar n tn I had a wonderful memory before. I did see a neurologist, he said i had short-term memory loss, he did a test on me and stated thats what is wrong. I dont know, do you??
500374 tn?1210071413 However, I struggle with cognitive issues such as attention deficiency, short-term memory loss and inability to multi-task. Everything I've read about mid-brain strokes only mentions the physical long term effects. Is there anyone out there who is experiencing cognitive issues from this type of stroke?...or has anyone seen any information online that addresses this?
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 My wonderful, yound 74 year old mom, recently had a stroke. She has memory loss, vision deplecion, and trouble walking and eating. Presently in rehab. Could her depression from all of these symptoms be causing the interfearance of recovery?? She has also lost 25 lbs., and I'm so worried..
Avatar f tn That is a difficult question to answer. First off, so-called "strokes" can be caused by either clots or bleeds. Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear.
Avatar n tn He is also experiencing abrupt memory loss as in loading all thoughts in the middle of a sentence. I have walked a long road with him form a vocabulary of 5 words to almost normal. I don't understand the backward step we have taken lately. Is this something to be concern with or is this just the recovery process?
Avatar n tn Can there still be problems occuring with memory and personality ten years post stroke? My husband had a massive stroke at the age of 28, carotid artery dissection, unknown etiology, left side. Sometimes I think I am just gonna lose my own mind. He often is very hard to get along with, remembers some things, not others, doesnt' remember saying this or that and yet other times remembers other things.
Avatar f tn s lost some eyesight which is her biggest thing but she also struggles with short term memory loss. She really has trouble remembering names and mostly things to do, some details from conversations. Her long term memory and even memory from a couple of days ago is good. Her neurologist told her it could be the start of Alzheimers...I'm a little shocked because she has no confusion, can sort tasks, no problems with her checkbook.
Avatar f tn Is your fiance actively working to get recovery back or is he depending on you? Stroke recovery is a lot of hard work. I am 52 and it basically takes all my energy, both mental and physical, to work on my recovery. I can see why those in their later years just give up on recovery and just live with what they are now. Only your fiance can determine if he is willing to recover more than he has now, you as caretaker can only do so much. Sorry about no clear answer.
Avatar f tn He is home and can walk speak really well has no memory loss however he has problems with nerve sensation in his right hand and is unable to move it much. He does have a grip but can't really move his fingers - last week he was able to write a little but today he cant writ at all. Is this normal or indicative of another stroke? Also why are the doctors unable to tell us the cause of the stroke? We do know there was a 3 cm lesion and swelling and bleeding but is it from a clot or a tumor ?
Avatar f tn My mother aged 67 had an angiogram 5 days ago and the day after she had severe headache and loss of memory.. Doctor to CT and MRI scan and found out that she had a stroke that affected the nerve causing total loss of vision.. Prior to the angiogram, we were not aware of any stroke side effects.. Now I learned that there is a possibility of strokes after angiogram (hard to believe!). Rightnow, my mother is suffereing from severe headache.. and she is crying out of pain..
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 m tn She was in the hospital 5 days,her blood pressure,blood work,everything looks good which is very weird!Other then that she was conscious all the time,no memory loss or anything like that. My question is why the docs didn't give her any medication while in the hospital or after?
Avatar m tn Since she has blood pressure and diabetic issues, could be she fainted from those conditions and caused her probable temporary memory loss. On the other hand, sometimes if BP gets out of control, it can cause a stroke like incident, where a bleed in the brain will affect memory. If she cannot get in to see a doc right away, take her on over to the ER for evaluation, because if something serious has actually happened, they'll want to jump all over it.