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 m tn I have no effects of it other than I have lost my sense of direction and some memory loss. Will my memories return? I miss some of them, like driving. The Doctors drilled holes in my skull and drained the blood off because they had only given me a 10% chance of making it out of the coma. I guess this procedure is not done very much, yet it worked very well for me. Also I was wondering if I am going to be safer wearing some type of helmet to protect my head.
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.
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
Avatar n tn maybe you haven't, I became frustrated and did not go back to her again. I have severe memory loss. Some things I can remember with clarity (usually long term) and things I did last week or last year, I have no memory of. I was always able to multi-task extremely well, but no longer. I am still working but sometimes struggling to keep things straight. Also, I have a problem with counting money (and I used to be a bookkeeper)! Sometimes, when I'm driving, I get confused as to where I am.
Avatar f tn she'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 It is used for treatment of Alzheimer’s, but is helpful for short term memory loss. Aricept is a drug of choice to treat Alzheimer's, but its use is not restricted. It has been observed that Aricept improves cognition and function, which includes effects on memory and performing everyday tasks, hence it would have been prescribed. The effect of memory is exerted through one such chemical called acetylcholine. This chemical helps carry messages from nerve cell to nerve cell in the brain.
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 n tn I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
1830047 tn?1321671393 Hello to All! I too have had short term memory loss of things(brain fog)and then later it may come back and sometimes only with step by step of remembering what was said or done to bring it back to mind but a few things I couldn't get but I try not to stress or cry too much because I've always been known for being organized,spelling queen and remembering things and dates well not so much anymore! Sad.:( Wishing us all better days with our memories but! Wishing you all blessings and happy days!
500374 tn?1210075013 I had a brain stem stroke in March 04, I was 42. I cant report any cognitive or memory issues, actually I wrote a book about my new life. so my memory seems to be as sharp as it was. I think the stroke decides (In a manner of speaking) what is effected. I just made it aswell. I am severly disabled.
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 n tn The whole problem here is that the medical world does not have any clue as how to approach getting stroke survivors back to full recovery. They are hoping that your spontaneous recovery in 6-12 months is enough to satisfy you. What needs to be done is idenfify the penumbra and those functions, these are helped by standard therapy protocols because you still have a limited ability to do those functions and repetition will help recover them.
Avatar n tn later I had a cerebellar stroke -- the symptoms were vomiting, vertigo, and complete loss of balance. The ambulance got me to the ER, and the ER drs. at my NYC hospital were great. The CAT scan and MRI revealed the cerebellar stroke (the doctors called it a "significant stroke). After I was discharged I had 8 mths of rehab and finally was able to walk without a walker. Months later my neurologist set me up for a test where the drs.
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 n tn No major mobility problems. He seems to have short term memory loss at times. His vision is very cloudy. Will his memory and vision be restored. If not is there any eye surgery he can have later down the road? He is taking additional high blood pressure medication and anti-seizure medication. He gets confused easily on how to do things. I know everyone is different but is there some sort of time frame? Someone will be coming to our home for physical/occupational therapy.
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 n tn The speech therapist told us today that she does not feel additional therapy will help him because he's not responding. He has little if any paralysis, but the stroke affected his memory apparently. It seems like he's made a lot of progres in three weeks and too early to quit speech therapy. He's able to walk assisted and perform other tasks such as feed or shave himself. He recognizes his family, but if we discuss something like politics, he looks clueless.
2197322 tn?1338845793 I am interested in further information, plus contacting other individuals with respect to myxedema coma recovery, regarding recovery after this medical incident - an incident that no specialists have been able to shed adequate light on - apart from telling me that I should recover in time, but they cannot guarantee the return of full brain or muscle function, given that there is not enough in the scientific literature regarding the seemingly very individual implications arising from such an inc
Avatar n tn I have made a fairly good recovery though I still have weakness on my right side, tire easily, some trouble finding the word or being able to say the word/s, some difficultly understanding language, mild confusion at time when I am tired,a bit wobbly without my cane, trouble grasping or holding things in my right hand. Some short term memory loss. Anyway, I recently had another MRI to check to see if I had had more recent TIAs. No evidence was found of recent TIAs.
Avatar n tn Your dads recovery and what has occurred seem similar....My stroke was this past May and I was diagnosed with colonus on the left side.(shaking of the body parts). I have recently had an EEG and I am awaiting the results of same....Did your dad lose consciousness as they told me they were partial seizures....only the EEG will tell....I understand that strokes may cause or set off epilepsy...
Avatar m tn My Dad has been diagnosed with having delirium after a stroke. He is continuously restless and agitated, he is always pulling at the bedclothes or taking off his own clothes. Is there any treatment for delirium and is it reversible?
Avatar n tn A stroke secondary to carotid dissection is a loss of brain function due to a stroke caused by a tear in the lining of the carotid artery (a major artery in the neck which supplies blood to the front of the brain). I basically have no blood flow to my brain except through my vertebral arteries. My carotid arteries are almost completely closed.
Avatar n tn Three blood clots and two aneurysms formed in my artery and 10 days after the accident a blood clot broke off and traveled to my brain and I had a stroke. I have memory loss. My life is like a bunch of puzzle peices that I can;t put back together. I have severe back pain from the compression fractures in my back bone and pain and stiffening of my neck from the fracture of my c-2.
Avatar n tn I wish I could say the same about my own mother, who has almost total short term memory loss and vision loss.
Avatar n tn She has a great loss of memory, but has not reached a plateau yet, and her speech seems to be constantly improving. She has good days and bad days, but all are very happy-smiley-laughing days. She has a magical smile and laugh. She cuddles up to me and wraps herself around my arm. The bad days is when she is very sleepy. She is never angry nor has she ever shown any signs of anger. Incredibly, she was on psychiatric medications (which I discarded). She watches television all day long.
Avatar n tn I surrvived a stroke almost 6yrs. ago...2 weeks after my son was born, I was 29 at the time. I am now 35 and about 3mos. pregnant. It was not an easy decision, but I have been stable all this time and the docs said that I should be fine. There is one other person who I write to who had 2 more babies after having her stroke. It definitely helps to have to her to talk to....It's not an easy decision!
Avatar m tn Man those night sweets, nightmares, confusion, concentration, memory loss have me wondering if I have Alzehimer's (sp) .My disease has resulted in me being disabled and unable yo work. Filed for SSA Disability. Probably will deny. I was forgetting things at work. Also getting further and further behind in my paperwork. Lost my job. See, I am a nurse (RN ). After a while I was glad they terminated me for I couldn't and wouldn't live with myself had I caused any harm to anyone.