The Real Mrs. B

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Mrs. B, the wife of a Nellore based farmer, came to see us in Trimed a month ago, referred by one of our very satisfied clients. She had an episode of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis a serious brain infection about 4 months earlier. While treatment in a major hospital had saved her life and helped her go home, she had been left with a host of memory and behaviour problems. The normally placid and convivial Mrs. B had become aggressive, paranoid, forgetful and dependant on others for all her daily activities. So much so that she was no longer Mrs. B- the loveable person everyone knew. Her family were beside themselves with grief to see the the nucleus of their household so devastated by a brain infection.

Mrs. B was admitted in our partner hospital under our care, evaluated by the Neurokrish-TRIMED team (our 360* True Health assessment), administered intravenous steroids to spur on her brain recovery, prescribed an optimum range of psychotropic drugs and inducted into our TRIMED therapy program. In this week of hospital based therapy, we made several clinical gains- better behaviour and orientation, better cooperation with the therapy team and her family, better nutrition and improved activities of daily living. She was discharged to our centre where she continued to receive physiotherapy, mud therapy, acupuncture, Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation exercises and expert Cognitive Retraining and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Her family was also counselled about her condition and how to care for her.

Today, Mrs. B is wending her way back to Nellore from Chennai, a transformed person. Once again she has become placid and calm in her responses. She trusts her family members and interacts with them normally, not displaying any temper tantrums. Her memory is improving with each passing day and she no longer has the profound lapses she was experiencing even a month ago. Mrs. B is a very good example of how brain infections and inflammations can affect the human temperament and indeed how there is in every one of our brains, a personality. She found TRIMED and we at TRIMED found the real Mrs. B.

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