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Speechless after having a stroke in left side of the brain 2 years ago

my father has had a stroke 2years ago, left side of brain . my father is 80, weighs 170 and before the stroke, was very fit, used to fly the concorde for 10 years. mother has tried everything, to help him try and speak, but alas no joy, am his son and willing to listen to any suggestions.many thanks!!
Asked On : Tue, 21 Jun 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
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left side of the brain is the dominant lobe for speech and other will take a lot of time for him to fact it will take atleast one more year..motivate him to talk and support him to the very best..he needs speech training and lot of family support to get back to his yester years..
Answered: Tue, 21 Jun 2011
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Neurologist Dr. Shiva Kumar R's  Response
Thanks a lot for using healthcaremagic. As the damage is to the left side of the brain it causes right sided weakness and speech problem. Continue speech and physiotherapy. Don't loose hope try try until he recovers. No medicines except speech therapy. Bye

Dr. Shiva Kumar R
Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist
Answered: Fri, 24 Jun 2011
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