kateg Posted January 4, 2012 Share Posted January 4, 2012 I don't know if anyone can give some advice on the above? My mother had a serious stroke in June 2010 caused by a bloodclot in her brain. Prior to the stroke she was an avid reader and diary keeper etc. Physically she has made a fantastic recovery, however she has lost the ability to read more than a short newspaper article and although she can mostly write down a single word she cannot string words into a sentence. She has used a computer programme by Propeller called React 2 and this has been really useful but she is now very demoralised as she believes she will never get these abilities back. We have been told that it is unlikely she will ever make a full recovery, which we accept but cannot share this with mum as she lives in hope that she will. We just wondered if anyone had found some methods or a specialist that may help her regain a little more of these abilities? Also she says she cannot taste or smell food, and at first her weight dropped off. She has now come back to a more normal weight and seems to have a good appetite which would indicate that even if she cannot taste much at least it isn't tasting bad which I know can happen sometimes. Is it possible that these senses will return? Anything anyone can advise would be very gratefully received. Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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