The National Centre for Neurology (NCNM) says it’s aware of one new patient with acute brain injury (ABI) after stroke who has developed dementia.NCNM spokesperson Louise Smith says the patient is a 25-year-old woman who lives in Sydney.
“She was admitted to hospital in September 2016 with a head injury and a long-term condition that has not progressed to dementia,” Ms Smith said.
“This patient has been discharged from hospital in December, but we do not yet know the cause of the condition.”
The patient is an Australian citizen, and we are working with the family to understand what happened to her.””
This person has dementia and there are no symptoms that would suggest she was having dementia.
“It is also possible that she was exposed to a lot of trauma during the stroke.”
We need to understand more about how this happened.
“Ms Smith says it is not clear if the patient has had any neurological tests or is currently receiving care.
She says if the condition persists, the woman will be considered a long term resident at a community hospital.”
If she has dementia or is experiencing a persistent form of dementia, the best thing to do is seek further medical care.
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