We reported both events to her doctors, along with the memory loss and apathy after the second episode. My mom is 82, and the doctor did do memory testing, but didn't do any other tests. Should I be more aggressive in insisting on a CT Scan or some other test? I thought a CT scan was standard procedure if you suspect a stroke. She has a new doctor now, and the new doctor has also done memory testing, and said we would continue to monitor it. She mentioned a CT Scan but did not seem to feel it needed to be done yet. Has anyone had any experience like this? Her doctors are treating her for hypertension and that is under good control. My mom also has atherosclerosis.
I want to mention that I think both of her doctors (We have a new one because we moved) are good doctors with a lot of experience. I just thought that any stroke--especially one accompanied by memory loss and emotional changes--required more testing. Maybe I'm mistaken or maybe they don't feel a test would give them any additional information. I just wonder if I should be pushing more for additional testing. I want my mom's quality of life to be as good as it can in her remaining years.
Has anyone had this experience of a relative with stroke related memory loss? What kind of tests were done?