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s random itching a common thing after stroke?

1 answer | Last updated: Jan 06, 2015
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For 20 years, physical therapist Connie Lambert has worked with individuals and families with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. As founder and CEO of Our...
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Hello, I can only imagine how difficult this must be for both you and your mother. I have indeed encountered this phenomenon before with patient that have had ischemic strokes affecting the thalamus. The thalamus is located midline in the brain and transmits sensory information to the primary cortex. It can cause many different types of unusual sensory issues following a stroke and the onset can be delayed weeks or months. There are medications that are available to treat this condition, once properly diagnosed. The good news is, the medications work very well. I wish you and your mother the very best. Connie Lambert, PT, CCM, PhD