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can my father recover and cure?

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My father 70 years old hasn't HTN or DM, before 14 days he suddenly suffer from memory loss specially names of thing and persons, after CT scan and other examination the physician diagnosed is Transient ischemic attack and Transcortical Sensory Aphasia, and the prescribed medication is piracetam and other medications to prevent recurrent stroke, My question about recovery, can my father recover and cure and remember all things as before? and can speech therapy work in this case?
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replied March 24th, 2011
Stroke Answer A21167
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum. I am glad that I can help you.


Symptoms and disability following a stroke vary greatly depending on factors such as the part of the brain affected, how quickly treatment was given, and the extent of the damage to the brain.


Recovery of brain function will take variable amount of time. But if the extent of damage is severe, the deficit in brain function may be irreversible.

Speech therapy works when the brain function is normal, but the defect is in the speech muscles.

Stroke rehabilitation is a very important part of recovery for many people who have had a stroke. It helps build the strength, coordination, endurance and confidence. In stroke rehabilitation, you may work on how to move, talk, think and care for yourself. The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help you learn how to do things that you did before the stroke.

You may consult a neurologist and a physiotherapist for future interventions and treatment.

I hope this helps.



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