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Recovering after stroke

Recovering after stroke

a qualitative study of patient and care-giver views and the impact of specialist nurse intervention : research report to Northern and Yorkshire Regional Health Authority

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Published by Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Bradford in Bradford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementGeorge Dowswell ... [et al.].
ContributionsDowswell, George., University of Bradford. Department of Applied Social Studies.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18145691M
ISBN 101851431411
OCLC/WorldCa59398255

Eye Movement Problems Eye movement problems after stroke are a result of damage to the nerves that control your eyes. To combat this, using a brace or Ankle-foot Orthoses AFO has proven to be a major aid in rehabilitation. Stroke rehabilitation takes time Recovering from a stroke can be a long and frustrating experience. Receptive aphasia is when the individual has trouble understanding what is being said to them.

Tip 6. These therapists help you relearn hand and arm use for daily skills such as bathing, tying your shoes or buttoning your shirt. However, your doctors' immediate priorities are to: Stabilize your medical condition Prevent another stroke Limit any stroke-related complications It's common for stroke rehabilitation to start as soon as 24 to 48 hours after your stroke, while you're in the hospital. This tendency makes it even more difficult for a stroke survivor to recover, because challenging the weakened arm with these exercises plays a crucial role in regaining arm function. Stroke rehabilitation can help you regain independence and improve your quality of life. The lack of blood supply to the brain is most commonly caused by a blockage somewhere in a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain.

However, your doctors' immediate priorities are to: Stabilize your medical condition Prevent another stroke Limit any stroke-related complications It's common for stroke rehabilitation to start as soon as 24 to 48 hours after your stroke, while you're in the hospital. Specialists who can help with physical needs include: Physicians. Everything became so clear, I remembered stuff and names. Your stroke rehabilitation plan will change during your recovery as you relearn skills and your needs change. And the adverse effects of sugar are well known. Ask your provider whether these drugs are right for you.


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Recovering after stroke book

Recovery after Stroke

I am also of the very strong opinion that we must assume responsibility for our own health. Eye Movement Problems Eye movement problems after stroke are a result of damage to the nerves that control your eyes.

Intensive Rehabilitation Time The initial stages of stroke rehabilitation are intensive and last for about five to six weeks. Therapy for communication disorders. Characteristics of the disorder include rapid changes in mood, such as suddenly bursting into tears and stopping just as suddenly or even beginning to laugh at inappropriate times.

One drawback is you likely won't have access to specialized rehabilitation equipment. Due to the damage of blood vessels from a stroke, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar must be maintained at healthy levels to ensure good blood flow throughout the body.

A TIA is a serious warning sign, however, and patients must address underlying causes to prevent strokes in the future. This website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Prisms can also help correct double vision, depth perception, and other visual impairments from stroke.

The two main treatments for PTSD include medications such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications or psychotherapy.

Mobility training. Statin claims debunked Zoe Harcombe, PhD is an independent author, researcher and speaker in the field of diet, health and nutrition. SLPs can assist in rehabilitating all types of physical speech behavior and offer support and proper guidance for you or a loved one.

At that point, any problems with physical and mental functioning are likely to be permanent. She had to contend with her altered appearance and independence due to challenges with her mobility. At first, these may be simple goals, such as picking up an object.

Specialists who can help with physical needs include: Physicians. In general, successful stroke rehabilitation depends on: Physical factors, including the severity of your stroke in terms of both cognitive and physical effects Emotional factors, such as your motivation and mood, and your ability to stick with rehabilitation activities outside of therapy sessions Social factors, such as the support of friends and family Therapeutic factors, including an early start to your rehabilitation and the skill of your stroke rehabilitation team The rate of recovery is generally greatest in the weeks and months after a stroke.

If you are going out and know you will not be around friends or family, it may also be helpful to carry a card or piece of paper that indicates that you have aphasia and explains what it is, just in case you find yourself needing to explain your condition.

Stroke Recovery Time: Facts & Figures

Tip 9: Counteract Learned Non-Use If the limbs weakened after stroke are not consistently exercised over time, muscles have the potential to atrophy—waste away due to cell degeneration.“Bob Mandell brings a new and refreshing focus on recovery after a stroke.

He shows how he was able to take control of his recovery after a devastating stroke and mixes humor, determination and a positive attitude in this inspiring book.” Dr. Justin C. McArthur - Director, Department of Neurology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Stroke Recovery Statistics 10 percent of those who survive a stroke recover almost completely. 25 percent recover with minor impairments. 40 percent have moderate to severe impairments which require special care. 10 percent require care in a nursing home or other long-term care facility.

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15 percent die shortly after the stroke. Aug 16,  · Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) [Joel Stein MD, Julie K.

Silver MD, Elizabeth Pegg Frates MD] on hildebrandsguld.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this compassionate guide, three expert physicians who treat people with stroke describe how to navigate the path to recovery/5(7).

The first stages of recovery begin about twenty-four to forty-eight hours after the stroke, when the patient is still in the hospital. Because most strokes damage a person’s ability to move independently, doctors will encourage the patient to complete range-of-motion exercises, change positions, and, depending on the severity of the stroke, stand or walk around the hospital room.

Mar 16,  · Strokes can be really frightening and recovery after one can be a lengthy process. Many patients and their family members are anxious to learn how to recover from a stroke Author: Bel Marra Health. Dec 18,  · A stroke can affect cognition, and even the ability to speak and communicate.

Aphasia is the term used to describe loss of speech and communication skills, and is common after a stroke 1. There are ways to help regain speech after a stroke, and learn to communicate again.