I am having considerable amount of memory loss . My MRI of brain came with an impression'early diffuse cortical atrophy' also in the report ' note made of rightward deviation of septum pellucidum at anterior aspect? Significance. I have been given memanine hcl & alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine piracetam tab please advise abt my condition does it mean I am having dementia how can I fight with it I am a 45-year-old male from india
If you look up "cerebral cortex" you will find out that it'a a layer of neural tissue,
about 2-4 mm thick surrounding the brain and related to memory, language,
attention, thought, and other functions. Depending where the damage is, as there are up to 6 different layers, each with its own makeup of neurons
and connections, some of these functions will be impaired.
The non-specificity of location of the atrophy from your MRI results-diffuse meaning generalized- only allows for speculation that your memory issues are connected to this.
As far as septum pellucidum deviation-go to gray720.png for a Gray's Anatomy image- there seems to be no specific function associated with this
part of the brain other than blood transfer. So any narrowing of the space may have some constricting effects perhaps contributing to some of your issues.
As I mentioned in my other post the newer SPECT testing shows blood flow
in motion, for more accurate brain diagnostic work.
The Memanine hcl is a drug prescribed for mlid Alzheimer's Disease,
however, there's very little evidence that it's effective!
The alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine piracetam is a nutraceutical supplement that theoretically enhances over time brain function.
Please read my replies in this forum and also in the Alzheimer's Community
for more information.
I found out at the age of 45 that I have slight cortical atrophy, I was not given any meds for this although I have had problems with my memory. for instance I tend to forget when I am cooking and leave the stove on. another is that I will go into a room to get something and forget what I went there for, a third example is that when I went into college it took me 3 times longer to retain information. When the doctor explained what cortical atrophy she told me that I was 45 and my brain was 20 years advanced for my age. I am trying different things to help improve this such as diet, giving up smoking , exercise, and trying to work my brain by doing cross word puzzles and sudoku. Is there anyhting else you can suggest?
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