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My mother has symptoms of memory loss for quite sometime, but we did not take it very seriously. She used to ask the same questions very regularly. We thought it as age related syndrome as she is 63 years now. Off late, we started seeing it in a different way as she started forgetting even to tie her saree. We consulted a Psyciatrist who requested us to take blood test, BP checkup and also adviced CT scan of her brain. I have attached the reports here. On seeing the scan reports, she diognised that her brain cells are receding and the doctor advised us to take opinion from a neurologist

We consuted a neuro and he also confrmed that she is losing her brain cells and she will slowly start forgetting things around her including her basic cleaning and he gave us symptoms of how this will gradually worsen. However, the symptoms what doctors told me are fast approaching and i am more worried now. Doctors told me that there is no cure for this and we have to wait with patience for things to happen

I have enclosed the scan and EEG reports. Could you please check this and let me know, whether any possibility of saving my mother


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Expert:  Dr. Sudhir Kumar replied 4 Days.

Hi,

Thank you for posting your query at DoctorSpring.com.

I have noted the symptoms of your mother and also gone through the reports, including brain scan.

Based on her symptoms and report, she seems to be suffering from dementia, where there is progressive loss of memory and other cognitive brain functions.

The most likely cause of her dementia seems to be Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD is a degenerative disease of the brain and there is no cure.

However, there are several good medications such as donepezil, rivastigmine, and memantine, which help patients with AD a lot. Your mother could be started on them.

In addition, keeping her active, keeping her BP and sugar under normal limits, would ensure that her disease does not progress rapidly.

Also, the life span would be almost normal.

I hope it helps. Please get back, if you have any follow up queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist


Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Category: Pediatric Neurologist
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Senior Residency, Fellowship: DM, Neurology, CMC, Vellore, 2001
Junior Residency: MD, Internal Medicine, CMC, Vellore, 1998
Medical School: MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1995
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