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Memory Loss After Surgery
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
Which surgery is better for Petit Mal. My medication very unsuccessful and the side effect is memory loss?
Educate yourself: Sounds like you know little or nothing about your epilepsy. "Petit mal" is an obsolete term; hasn't been used for >20 years. Stop using it. Do you have primary generalized or partial epilepsy? Surgery is only for partial. By "surgery" do you include vagus-nerve stimulator? Surgery is only a last resort. If you're not satisfied with your treatment find an epileptilogist & educate YOURSELF too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?
What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?
The brain can heal: There is hope of regaining your memory.,even if there is memory loss. Tthis because the brain can be repaired, due to Neuroplasticity. The brain can repair or make new neural connections through the mean of cognitive therapy by a Speech and Language Pathologist or through Neurofeedback and eating an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read more
Is someone with severe alzheimer's disease eg. Severe memory loss able to consent to having deep brain stimulation surgery?
Capacity not likely: In general, the capacity to make medical decisions is based on an understanding the medical problem, treatment options and the risk of both consenting and say no and not suffering from an additional problem that makes it hard to thing rationally. Severe dementia interfere with the ablity ity to know what is wrong, understand treatment related issues and to assess risk.Requires assessment but unlike. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friend 78 years old, shuffles when she walks, stoops, falls for no apparent reason, does not see well after cataract surgery this has all started with in one year. Has short term memory loss
is it parkinson's?
Short term, yes.: Amnesia is usually a desirable component of anesthesia, and short term (less than 24 hours) amnesia with cognitive dysfunction (abnormal thinking) is common after general anesthesia. However, uncomplicated anesthesia and surgery does not cause long term amnesia. In other words, if you do not have any complications during anesthesia or surgery, there should be no long term amnesia. Dr. Mike. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you would like: to forget somethings from the past you are better off seeing a mental health professional to help you process and put things behind you in a healthy way. The surgery you mention is not feasible and would only be an avoidance of psychological growth. What would happen next time you want to forget? Peace and good health. Sorry something has been so painful for you and I respect that. ...Read more
Versed: You want to know what medication your doctor of anesthesia will give you before surgery to help forget the surgery. Most likely the drug will be versed or midazolam. It has a rapid onset and can be repeated. Most patients then describe a memory lapse of the procedure itself. Make sure a family member accompanies you so you can get home, you can't drive yourself, and to remember the instruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See psychologist: Your comment suggests that you need to forget do thing.mdont bet on a surgicallmso.ution. ...Read more
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