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Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Does mom have brain damage or vascular dementia a year after a stroke?

Perhaps both.: A single stroke causes discrete brain damage and can effect memory. However, there may be other circulatory problems in the brain that are not as dramatic as a stroke but which can contribute to memory loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

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


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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.

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 more

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Can you remember things that happen in mimi stroke. I also have vascular dementia?

Can you remember things that happen in mimi stroke. I also have vascular dementia?

probably yes: Although you do seem to possess dementia caused by small strokes, you likely may be aware of many of your vascular attacks. But there are silent areas of brain, and some strokes are unnoticeable, even in otherwise normal patients. ...Read more

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Can you remember things that went on during a mini stroke? I also have vascular dementia

Can you remember things that went on during a mini stroke?  I also have vascular dementia

usually yes: Unless the stroke involves connections subserving memory functions, or level of consciousness, you should have no amnesia for episode. But if you have short-term memory loss anyway, then you likely will forget most of what occurred. ...Read more

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What is small vessel desease brain and what are the odds of getting Vascular Dementia?

What is small  vessel desease brain and what  are the odds of getting Vascular Dementia?

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

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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?

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 more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more