My 89-year-old dad had a stroke 2 weeks ago and is now in a rehab center
receiving physical, occupational, and speech therapy. The main effect of the stroke was agraphia- he lost the ability to read. Speech, comprehension, writing, muscle strength, vision, were not affected. However, even before the stroke his balance had been bad and he suffered some falls. Now, when the PTs try to get him to standing, they note his balance problems and set him back in a wheelchair.