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Registered User
Sep 28, 2009
Does anyone have experience of surgery worsening the symptoms of Dementia. It has been recommended that I have surgery to repair a prolapse but I remember a member of my Quaker Meeting having surgery and the deterioration in her memory afterwards was frightening.


Registered User
May 21, 2014
It's the anaesthetics that can do that. Sometimes it's temporary, sometimes it's permanent. I guess it's a question in weighing up the options and how important this surgery is for your well-being. Speak to your consultant. He is responsible for dealing with all your questions and concerns.


Registered User
Jan 21, 2014
Florida, USA
I'm not a doctor and can only speak from experience. I am having my 3rd abdominal surgery in 18 months on January 28th, 6th surgeries total. SoMetimes I come out a bit confused and it takes time to come around.... But other times ok.

Hope all goes well for you