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Having memory loss. MRI showing chronic ischemic infarction in right occipital region with gliotic changes. What does it mean? History of CVA

Hi, my mother is 75 years old, had a CVA last year. She has now become forgetfull since a month or so and the report of an MRI done yesterday says previously noted ischemic infarction in right occipital region now appears chronic with gliotic changes, rest of the report is same as was done last what does these gliotic changes mean??? Kindly answer, thank u.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dear gliotic changes are a report of brain hypoperfusion which in most cases is caused from chronic illnes such as arterial hypertension, mellitus diabetes or dislipidemia.So if you want to treat the brain problem first you have to treat those desease.Aspirin is needed at a dose of 100-300mg per day.Brain protector such as piracetam 1000mg per day or memantine 20 mg per day startinf from 5 mg per day and rising the dose each week.Don't hesitate to contact me for further advice, wishing you all the best
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