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Teen, Memory Loss,decreased working memory

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  • Posted By: dlf819
  • July 28, 2010
  • 03:40 PM

I adopted a cocaine addicted baby that is now 15. Last November he showed signs of memory loss, much like an alzheimers patient. Our neuologist ran a complete battery of tests, with no diagnosis. After a neuro-psychological test it showed scatterd test results, with a loss of working memory and things that he scored high on were now low, but low scores were raised. He suffers from seizures, has cerebral palsy (mild), migraines and asthma. He has decreased feeling in his lower legs, trouble sleeping, highly sensitive to smells and textures. They want to say he's depressed, but I believe depression is just another symptom because he knows things are changing. He can recall the first letter of a word, but not the word, so he substitues a word with that same letter (confetti for the cumcumber in the garden, January for the month we are in, July) He can read a story and not remember the characters, but hours or days later, he can. ANYBODY!! HELP!!:(

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