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Need opinion urgently - appreciate any help

Hi, My father had undergone two opearations one in 2006 (at that time I have posted a question in this medhelp form for myelomalacia treatment http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/297282?personal_page_id=193242&post_id=post_1821192 ) and another one in March 2008 (as there was another compression in the lumbar area of the spinal cord). After this operation his legs improved a little bit and he regain control of his bowl movement, but still could not able to walk even with support of a person and also a walker. Recently, he started a symptom (initially started after waking up from deep sleep and now it progressed), talks incoherently and then comes back normal with in a minute or so. We had consulted a pyschiatrist for this and he advised to go for an MRI of brain. The report now shows below.
a)TR weighted hyperintensities involving right mid-brain(Ischemic area).
b)Diffuse cerebellar atrophy

Is there any thing new in this kind of a case in the medicine or advise if some thing can be done to my father to improve his condition atleast to walk little bit and stop talking in-coherently. Appreciate any help in this.
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Sorry to hear about those syptoms (symptoms).  This forum is limited (as is my expertise) to spine surgery.  The incoherent speech would not be spinal in origin.  A neurologist is best trained to assist you in this analysis.
Good luck.
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