Whether we’ve had good parents or bad parents, most children are glad to move away from home. Returning to live with our parents is something most adults avoid at all costs. But a stroke can change that.
Do you find it difficult to realize your own best intentions, much less the latest health recommendations? What is necessary is motivation - the will to overcome the inertia of habit. Caregivers can play a big role.
“When I saw that I could still entertain people, that’s when the light went on that there was hope for the future, even if I had to do it from a wheelchair. Entertaining people gave me a purpose.” He did his first post-stroke magic show at a school three months after leaving rehab.
Having a stroke or TIA increases your chances of another stroke by 3 percent after one month, up to 16 percent five years after stroke. Of the nearly 700,000 ischemic strokes each year, approximately 180,000 of them are recurrent. According to our recently updated Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Patients with Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack, there are a number of things you can do.
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.
After stroke, about two-thirds of survivors receive some type of rehabilitation. Outpatient therapy may consist of
Several types of therapy. Whether a patient is referred to inpatient or outpatient therapy depends on the level of medical care required.
Following a stroke, about two-thirds of survivors receive some type rehabilitation. In this second of our two-part series, we want to alleviate some of the mystery, fear and anxiety around the inpatient rehab part of the stroke recovery journey.
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.