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HELP! Brain Aneurisms & Treatment

Shane O'Mara smomara at mail.tcd.ie
Mon Jul 22 05:13:37 EST 1996

In article <ilikeit-1907960952540001 at port38.jxn.netdoor.com>,
ilikeit at netdoor.com (monica harrion) wrote:

> Is there anyone out there who knows any information on Brain Aneurisms
> and treatment after surgery?
> My mother suffered a brain aneurism 3 years ago. The doctors didn¹t
> discovered she had one until 4 to 5 days after she suffered the
> dramatic attack.  She had neurosurgery to clamp the blood vessel
> in her brain. At first, she was mentally incompetent (jittery, parinoid,
> loss of short term memory,forgetful) to function normally before.
> She got better after she got off Nimotop and Dilatin. 
> After 1 year from her surgery, she got a part-time job but after 6 months
> she quit. She hasn¹t worked in 2 years. It seems as if she was improving
> until these last few weeks her memory is slipping away. She is slowing
> losing her short term memory again, reconstructing false memories, and
> sometimes remembering what she wants to remember.
> So what I¹m asking is what can I do to help her improve her memory,
> especially her short term memory? Are any drugs or doctors or medical
> journals or anything that can me and my family to understand this
> crisis. If there are any rehab services available, please let me know.

May I suggest you consult the journals Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 
Brain Injury and Neurocase: these may provide some information that may be
of benefit to you.

Unfortunately cognitive neurorehabilitation is, as yet, a very poorly
developed subject.

- Shane O'Mara.

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