Changes In Behavior Accompanied By Worsening Memories, And No Appetite After Recovering From A Mild Stroke?
Hello, my father (52 years), 1 year ago suffered a mild stroke due to secondary hypertension. There is no physical paralysis. It’s just that there is a decrease in memory and behavior changes (often daydreaming).
Hello Jingga, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
Previously I was Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Stroke is a condition when blood supply to the brain is seriously disrupted, either by blockage (ischemic), or rupture of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic). When the brain does not get blood supply, then the brain automatically will not get oxygen, and nutrients, so the brain cells will die.
When death occurs in cells / brain tissue, there will automatically be disruption in the patient according to the area where the tissue death is, and how extensive the tissue death is. How long the onset of an initial stroke also determines the prognosis of this disease.
Some of the complications that are often encountered after a stroke are limb paralysis, dysphagia / difficulty swallowing, dementia / cognitive decline in patients. Dementia itself is a disease due to chronic and progressive brain abnormalities resulting in multiple subversion disorders which include memory, thinking power, orientation, understanding, arithmetic, learning ability, language, ability to judge, emotional control, reduced social behavior.
One type of dementia that is closely related to stroke is vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is a cognitive decline caused by cerebrovascular disease (stroke, intracranial tumor, brain trauma, etc.). It's likely this is what happened to your father.
At present there is no effective treatment for restoring bodily functions due to stroke to normal. Damage caused by a stroke is permanent. So usually after a stroke the quality of life of patients will decrease.
All you can do at home is:
Watch your father, do not hurt yourself, or do other dangerous actions. Perform routine control to a neurologist to monitor the progress of the disease. Overcome the underlying disease in stroke (control of blood pressure, blood sugar, etc.). Do not let the stroke recur because the risk of death is very high. That's all the answers I give, hopefully you answer.
Thank you, good luck always. :)