Aa
A
A
A
Close
Stroke Community
3.21k Members
Avatar universal

thalamic stroke

my mother had a thalamic stroke back in october and is still really confused.  can't remember anything that has happened yesterday let alone 5 minutes ago.  she tries to have connservations but cant really find the words.  whAT CAN I DO TO HELP HER!  She is nothing like she used to be.  Cries for no appearent reason.  will she ever come close to resembling the person she use to be?
3 Responses
1093617 tn?1279305602
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi, I can understand your worrying concerns about her post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.

Avatar universal
Thank you for your answer!
Avatar universal
My mom had a thalmus stroke back in Oct. 2009.  has anyone recovered from this ?  She is really confused all the time. and Forever tired.  She can not be left alone, cant answer the phone cant remember how to do daily routine stuff. Will she ever get better?
Have an Answer?
Top Neurology Answerers
1780921 tn?1499305393
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease