Cerebral Atrophy Symptoms
The brain is responsible for most of the mental functioning of a person. It allows her to perform calculations, remember things, learn new ideas, formulate thoughts, make important decisions, and appreciate her senses. The brain also holds the region where emotions are processed, and some portions of the brain can affect movement and muscle tone.
Cerebral atrophy may happen gradually, as in the aging process, or it can occur progressively, in cases of Alzheimer's disease, brain injury, and other neurodegenerative conditions. The most common symptoms of cerebral atrophy are:
Dementia: Death of cells in the brain often lead to symptoms of dementia. Dementia does not only signify memory loss, but also decline in language, perception, decision making and mental ability.
Muscle Weakness: Some regions of the brain are responsible for maintaining muscle tone, and when they are affected weakness or poor muscle tones and reflexes usually results.
Aphasia: Areas in the brain that are responsible for language are frequently affected by cerebral atrophy. Affected individuals may have difficulty speaking, understanding words, writing and reading.
Seizure: Seizures usually occur due to the sudden occurrence of abnormal activities in the brain. Patients having seizures may present with convulsions, uncontrollable shaking, repetitive movements, or disorientation.