Patient Comments: Binswanger's Disease - Symptoms

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What were the symptoms associated with Binswanger's disease in someone you know? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: concerned, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 04

After being diagnosed in 2013 with CSVD (cerebral small vessel disease) there were no symptoms or signs of anything wrong. In 2018 my husband's personality changed, I think he started developing Binswanger's disease. He was always angry, accused me of becoming a different person, and blamed balance issues on either his hips or a previous broken ankle. He had started mumbling and being asked to repeat makes him very angry. He sometimes knows what the word he wants to say is, and says it on the tip of his tongue. We have argued more in the last year than our entire marriage of 24 years.

Comment from: Sharon, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 25

I would like to have some answers, not getting anything from the so called professionals. My husband has had 3 strokes (transient ischemic attacks) and also a heart attack which resulted in stents. Over the last two years he has got worse in so many ways and I am worried he has symptoms of Binswanger's disease. Loss of ability to walk at all without falling, short term memory loss, (not even knowing the day of the week), mood swings, childish behavior, change in personality with saying things either rude or abusive. All I get is 'he has a brain injury' advice, I am getting nowhere.

Comment from: Jean, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 14

I met a man with Binswanger's disease and he was very childlike. Although he might laugh at inappropriate times, he was sweet. I never knew him before but I've seen photos and he was unrecognizable. Knowing him as an innocent kid while his loved-ones said he was a big, strong manly guy was strange.

Comment from: sweeteee53, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

Five years ago, I was diagnosed with subcortical vascular dementia of the Binswanger's type. This is truly hell. I have taken a walk around the block and have gotten lost. I am unable to drive, which really makes life difficult. I fall, drop almost everything I touch, and get so confused sometimes.

Comment from: bkelsoe, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I had had a stoke five years ago only on the left side of my brain. When I had an MRI, I had some small spots on my brain in which small blood vessels had died off. Recently I had more tests because I've had some problems with falling and sleeping at bad times while driving. I just found out I have narcolepsy, but a few weeks ago, a doctor noticed that I have a problem with talking. She sent me to another specialist, who also told me I had quite a few spots on my brain. He said they might be from high blood pressure or diabetes. I want to know why I am having other problems also, like spelling words I know. I also don't always type what I know is right and have to go back and change so many words. The doctor said he thought I was on to many meds. He didn't really help at all – he didn't look at my chart. I need some answers.

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