Stroke can change a survivor’s personality. “If our relationships are like a dance, when personality changes, when someone fundamentally changes their dance steps, that requires other family members to change their dance steps as well.”
The type of rehabilitation and support systems a survivor receives at discharge can strongly influence health outcomes and recovery. In this, the first part of a two-part series on stroke rehab, we offer guidance for the decision-making process required when it’s time to leave the hospital.
The temporal lobe has several functions, mainly involved with memory, perception and language.
Stroke is unpredictable, but one extremely common effect of stroke is fatigue. Some studies indicate that as many as 70 percent of survivors experience fatigue at some time following their stroke.
It can sometimes be hard for family and friends to recognize how much post-stroke fatigue may be affecting a survivor. We’ve created a quick-reference sheet that you can share with family and friends to help them better understand.
Mary and Reed Harris have been partners in Reed’s stroke recovery for nearly ten years. Personal relationships rely on communication so Reed’s global aphasia was met with more than a few challenges. They share their story, tips and advice to others for living with the effects of aphasia day-to-day.
Speech language pathologist Beth Crawford offers practical tips for families living with different forms of post-stroke aphasia.
Respite means a short break. It’s a word with tremendous meaning for family caregivers. Though there is still work to do, in recent years, strides have been made to better support the need for respite for family caregivers.
Here’s a very simple suggestion for how to take a break – try meditation. A number of small studies have found meditation to have a beneficial effect on depression, insomnia, stress and caregiver burden.
Online pharmacies can be an easy and affordable way to stay on track with your prescription medicines. But it’s important to be a savvy consumer because fake online pharmacies are a growing problem.
Mobility and independence go hand in hand, so most stroke survivors are interested in returning to driving. There are products designed to help survivors drive, as well as products to help caregivers transport their loved ones and mobility devices.
Stroke in young adults can bring on money troubles that may be as challenging as the recovery itself. Two stroke families share their experience and tips.