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Small strokes, cant talk, cramping due to scars in the brain. Normal CT scan. Why has memory loss occured?

Grandma had several small strokes a long time ago a few days ago she was brought into the hospitle not responding to questions anymore and not being able to talk when she arrived at hospitle she was cramping the doc said it was cause of the scars in her brain from the small strokes that caused her to cramp and it all should go back to normal - she been in hospitle for 3 days and the first day they did a ct and found nothing - she does not know us anymore - but she can talk and read and eat but she does not remember us ?/ what is going on - she is 91 years old but was fully ok before this happened
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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HI, welcome to HCM

First of all please remember your gradma is 91 yrs old. Senile dementia is a condition in which person start to loose his memory as age advances. Than gradually loose his/her daily activity also.

Also she is having loss of neurons additional to age related loss of brain volume.

I will also want to tell brain tissue is not pain sensitive so this scar will not cause pain.

All complaint are due to her old age and chnages in her memory.

So just take care of your grandma and keep her happy.

Thanking ou.
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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