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Loss of balance/memory loss

My husband has had several heart attacks, quadruple bypass and 3 strokes over the past 12 years or so.  Recently he has been falling when getting out of a chair or bed and also has been having loss of memory as to not remembering how he ended up in bed when he got up to go to the bathroom.  He had diabetes 2 and both his bp and his sugar levels are in normal range.  His mother suffers from Alzeimer's disease.  We are not sure what is causing these problems of his.  Any suggestions?
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Hi,

It is quite possible that your husband is suffering from after effects of stroke.
The long term effects depend on the part of brain that was involved during stroke. Cerebellum controls our balance and coordination, If cerebellum is affected the person will have a tendency to lose balance and fall. If the right hemisphere is involved the patient may present with short term memory loss, impulsive behavior etc.
Since you have also mentioned about family history of Alzheimers disease which affects memory as well.
Please schedule an appointment with a physician as exact cause can be identified only by a clinical exam and tests.


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