- Dec 1, 2015
My husband (69 years) was diagnosed this year with early stages of Alzheimers. Following this he has also been diagnosed and had operations for both bowel and liver cancer - talk about kick a man when he's down! After both operations his Alzeimers was much worse. I understand anaesthetic has adverse effects on the brain but this really made his memory so bad. His memory is now slowly coming back to what it was before and yes we do have minor slip backs. What I am now worried about is the 3 months chemo he may have to have following his cancer. Will the chemo drugs make his Alzheimers much worse just like the anaesthetic. He has come through both operations well and we are trying to be positive for a good recovery. Anyone had a similar scenario please?