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Does Mom Have Brain Damage Or Vascular Dementia A Year After A Stroke
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
My mom's house was tested for radon. Avg. Was 4.6 pico curies over 3 days. She lived there 1 year. Could this have caused brain damage/dementia?
My mom is 89 has dry gangrene, cannot treat due to vascular dementia, diagnosed 3 months ago no longer eating and taking little fluid prognosis?
Poor: Unfortunately, very poor prognosis. No good options. Would recommend comfort oriented care. ...Read more
Is it fair for a teen to have to deal with grandma's brain damage from stroke after having dealt with grandpa's dementia? He is kind.
Not sure: What you mean by "deal with". It is hard to have to deal with the emotional impact of your grandparents' problems. There is help out there. I suffest that you see a therapist to help you work through those emotions. Unfortunately, fairness doesn't enter into it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vascular dementia in an elderly person caused by mini strokes be arrested or slowed down if caught at an early stage? If so, how?
Depends on severity: Small vessel disease is the term used to describe a category of blood vessel damage. Hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes tend to damage small blood vessels first but the main culprit is systolic hypertension. The risk for vascular dementia is directly related to how bad the extent of damage is in your brain which loosely correlates with white matter damage in MRI ...Read more
Do blood thinners like aspirin or warfarin help in slowing down vascular dementia caused by mini strokes that is caught at a very early stage?
Vascular Dementia : There has been no evidence to suggest that blood thinners, such an anti-platelet agents (e.g. Aspirin, plavix) or anticoagulants such as coumadin, slow down the progression of vascular dementia. Aspirin is good for general cardiovascular health, but there is no medical data to support it's use in preventing or slowing dementia. You could still consider Aspirin for your cv health if recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more
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