Thank you for posting your query.
It is fortunate that your wife survived the suicidal attempt with hanging.
Hanging leads to lack of oxygen
flow to the brain, which causes damage to several parts of brain. Hippocampus
, the seat of memory in brain, is very sensitive to damage with hypoxia
(low oxygen supply).
This results in memory loss
and behavioural changes, which your wife has now. These tend to improve slowly over time and may occur over the next 1-2 years. Recovery, however, may be incomplete.
A drug piracetam
may be useful in improving memory and speech.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist