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Can oxygen help enhance a terminal cancer patient's memory?

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Posted on Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Question: Does the use of oxygen on terminal cancer patient where her memory is getting worse help her.
Thank you XXXXXXX Dillard
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Answered by Dr. Ishu Bishnoi (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Memory enhancing methods

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX Dillard, thanks for asking from HCM.


I can understand your concern. For terminal cancer patient, oxygen does not enhance memory. It can help only if patient is having hypoxia (lung cancer, lung metastasis, blood cancer).

Instead of oxygen, you can use other methods like

- Give combination of Donepezil and Amantadine after prescription

- Give almonds if patient appetite is okay

- High protein diet, fish also help

-Some cerebrospinal protective drugs can also help like Citicoline, Cerebrohydrosylate protein. It will improve cognition symptoms.

- If possible indulge him/her into some mind games like Chess, cards, Sudoku.

Hope these methods will help. If any doubt, do let me know.
Thanks. Take care.
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Brief Answer: Memory enhancing methods Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Dillard, thanks for asking from HCM. I can understand your concern. For terminal cancer patient, oxygen does not enhance memory. It can help only if patient is having hypoxia (lung cancer, lung metastasis, blood cancer). Instead of oxygen, you can use other methods like - Give combination of Donepezil and Amantadine after prescription - Give almonds if patient appetite is okay - High protein diet, fish also help -Some cerebrospinal protective drugs can also help like Citicoline, Cerebrohydrosylate protein. It will improve cognition symptoms. - If possible indulge him/her into some mind games like Chess, cards, Sudoku. Hope these methods will help. If any doubt, do let me know. Thanks. Take care.