1. carolscakes

    carolscakes Registered User

    Dec 29, 2015
    1
    Hi.first time on here for me.my oh has been signed off work for 6mths now due to him having blank moments or siesures.after lots of tests the consultant has said he has global atrophy and also has had absent and epileptic siesures.he has been referred now to memory clinic as he has some confusion and has got lost a couple of times in the simplist places but they havent said the word dementia as yet.anyone have any ideas about this please.
     
  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    10,335
    Merseyside
    Welcome to TP :)
    I don't know anything about global atrophy but hopefully will.
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,233
    Male
    North Manchester
    "global atrophy" (of the brain) means that multiple areas of the brain are dying and not functioning correctly. No real difference from dementia.

    Is this diagnosis made solely from observation of symptoms or as a result of a brain scan?

    Attendance at a memory clinic will mean that tests are made, maybe including a scan, in an attempt to diagnose the problem and determine a course of treatment.

    I have assumed that blood tests have been made to rule out various conditions that are easily controlled by medication.
     
  4. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,731
    Hi carol, welcome to TP
    As Nitram says it is in all but name, similar to dementia and you will find lots of support on here.
    The memory clinic will be able to give you more info but sometimes they are a bit rushed - so I would suggest going armed with a list of questions and keep going until you've asked them all - don't be distracted or thrown out too quickly lol
     

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