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My wife had a stroke 9 months before. She was not able to move her left leg due to stroke and therefore can not walk. Now these things are cured but following psychological problems observed. I would like to know what is the treatment and how long it will take to cure these problems.
1 Learning any thing new is very difficult as she forgets easily. She has to be told again and again. For many days same thing is to be repeated again and again. After long time she may learn. Temporary memory is affected and therefore sequence is very difficult to remember. She says same thing very often again and again. She does not remember if medicine is taken. She does not remember if lunch is taken. She does not remember what were the items in the lunch. She even forgets in which room she is. She very frequently goes for urination and forgets. After coming from urination again immediately asks for urination. Practically every half an hour she asks for urination and goes for.
2 She shouts loudly for what ever she wants. She is very persistent in getting what she wants. She talks loudly non-sense words and some times filthy words too.
3 She needs some body to be with her constantly and all the time. She will not get up and will not walk if some body is not around. This is because she is very much afraid of falling. Out of fear of falling she is not attempting to walk on her own. That fear is enhanced by seven minor falls she had.
4 She experiences hallucinations. In the toilet some time she sees ghosts. She sees two snakes winding around each other.
5 Some time she becomes too emotional. Bouts of emotions.She weeps and laughs too simultaneously changing quickly from one mode to another. Some times even she slaps after shouting. Crying,scolding anybody without fear rightly or wrongly. She asks for sex frequently. Some times behaves like very understanding person and immediately next moment she will act and speak irrationaly.
6 Very sensitive to temperature changes. Makes ac and fan very often on and off. Asks to switch off lights. Asks to pull curtains to cut off light. Asks to switch off TV and Radio. Does not like noise. Does not like many peoples talking simultaneously. Does not like any body discussing any issues before her.
Even if some body is talking on telephone she does not like.
7 She likes lying down in the bed all the time. She will not like to sit even for some time.
8 Does not like rice and chapati. Likes hotel food and dishes. Taste is disturbed. She likes oily and sweet things.
It will be a great help to me as not much information is available on the topic.
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