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Diane McLamb
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Since my husband had his aphasia stroke Sept. 1, 08 he has been childlike in so many ways, Will this always be like this or will he change in time back the way he used to be?

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2022-01-01 00:00:00

Diane,

How long has it been since your husband had his stroke? It also depends on how survere hisw stroke was which will determine how long it takes to begin thinking and acting like he did before the stroke. Also some new characteristic may not go away. It took my husband from 6 to 12 months to begin to think clearly and he still cries more easily about unusual topics!

You would need to ask your doctor what to expect knowing the kind of stroke and also how long it has been.

Most things just take time…Treat him like you would have before his stroke…expect him to get better each day.

Judi

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gail hanson
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Diane, yes I see childlike “stuff” also. Husband suffered ischemic stroke 1/11/08, real slow progress since, cannot speak, read or write so its a long battle. I too wonder if the child stuff will go away, his favorite saying is “so what” to everything. He had extreme damage so I guess that says it all and this was such a smart guy who could tackle almost anything!!! We never had children and I am retirement age so hard for me to deal with child issues, I mainly just try to ignore them, he even calls me Mother on occasion. Quite the battle! You too??

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gail hanson
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Diane, what has transpired since your last post? This is my first Xmas with this experience so feeling kind of down but trying to carry out as in past years (its tough!)

Hubby still cannot read, write, speak and its been almost a year!!!! Not a good feeling for me!

I’ve made a couple new caregiver friends, ones husband has aphasia, the other TBI. These gals have helped imensely! One is local, other out east. Let’s discuss more!

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