Helping stroke victims recover

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Avatar n tn If his stroke is a mild one then he will hopefully recover quickly and regain most of his normal functions. If the stroke was severe then you may have a long road of recovery in front of you. I totally understand your anxiety. I went through it myself too. At least, you are not alone. Right now, my mother is staying in a stroke ward with other stroke victims. Fortunately, my family and I have been able to talk to other families.
Avatar f tn as a family, your job is to be supportive, not to frustrate him, to encourage him and let him rest when he needs it. stroke victims require a lot of rest but they are also eager to function again. once he is out of the ICU, that is the time to get him into rehabilitation. you can learn a lot of techniques and exercises from physical and occupational therapists once they start working with him.
Avatar n tn The miracle already occurred, he is alive. Anyway he is a survivor not a victim, survivors do what they can to help themselves recover. Victims wait in vain for a miracle to occur.
Avatar f tn My 58 year old husband had a stroke last Sunday. We were let out of the hospital last night with no instructions, warnings or anything. Any sugestions? I am terrified. What next?
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
Avatar f tn My dad had a brain stroke three years ago..He was frustrated with diabetes and blood pressure.He is having trouble managing nausea vs. balance.The medicines were not helping him.after 8months he was recovered about 80% but suddenly he was catch up with another stroke now he is not able speak,walk,listen he is not able to give any reaction also.he is also paralyzed on left side. he is confined to bed so suggest me proper treatment so that he will recover soon.
Avatar f tn My brother is 46 years old and had a stroke on 9-19-13 on left side of brain.My whole family is devastated.He left work early because he didn't feel right and had vision problems.His stroke happened in the waiting room of the ER in which they started the t-PA drip right away to dissolve the blood clot.From there he was transported to another hospital with a neuro dept.At that hospital we were told that he would never be the same,etc.
Avatar n tn I wanted to ask a doctor or neurologist, what the future looks like for stem cells and treating not only recent stroke victims, which is important, but also long time stroke victims and brain regeneration. There seems to be promise to have stem cells treat damaged/dead parts of the brain, and have regrowth of these areas. Any professional opinions on the subject besides just what we hear in the news?
Avatar n tn Is there a website listing support groups for stoke victims? Does anyone know if there is a support group for stroke victims in the Owatonna or Faribault, Minnesota area? Thank you!
Avatar m tn This can cause some brain damage just the way a stroke does, and sometimes, stroke victims experience something called "Pseudobulbar affect," a condition which causes extreme emotional responses to things that are usually just normal stuff. Please google that term and ask your father's doctors about it.
Avatar m tn Any ideas of how to talk to my mom about this? Please, feel free to share personal experiences of coping with helping others help stroke victims, or if any of you had similar feelings as my mom and had some message help you shed the guilt. I would really appreciate it. I obviously intend to get out to see them soon, but in law school myself the timing is tough. Until I can make it out there, I'd like to be the best help I can, whatever form that takes.
Avatar n tn I would like suggestions from stroke victims as to hobbies that she might try using her right hand only.Luckily she is right handed. thanks for the help.
Avatar m tn WOW...It is true that some stroke victims do not improve. It is the leading cause of disability.
Avatar n tn Also is massage good for stroke victims?
Avatar m tn She is also has over 90% hearing loss. Is their brand or type of hearing aid that is made for stroke victims to make communication easier?
Avatar f tn Also please read "Post Thalamic Stroke Pain". There is a man on there less than 30 years old with horrible pain from his stroke. That's another consequence that I neglected to mention.
Avatar m tn My father, at the age of 65, went from COMPLETLY bordering at catatonic... he had a stroke 5/8...had complete loss of expressive language, and mild loss of receptive language...his major problem was in his mouth/tonge and throat...he was unable to swallow, talk clearly etc...but he was making improvments everyday...talking more, begining to try and eat etc... then 5 days ago (5/21) he had another stroke...this one was a "mini stroke.
Avatar f tn Are high altitudes dangerous for stroke victims?
Avatar n tn Can Alpha GPC help stroke victims, if so what dosage and brand name is best?
Avatar m tn With this condition are we at potential risk for another TIA or even worse a major stroke?? I also have days where my eyesight seems compromised. I just can't seem to focus or read very well - usually in the mornings. I have had my glasses changed and that didn't seem to make much difference. Does anyone else have vision problems? (Not all the time - just periodically). Also I get very,very tired and require more sleep.
Avatar n tn During my TIA, my left arm floated up by itself and the neurologist said it is called "floating limb" and is seen in some stroke victims. I believe there are people that have had a small stroke and don't realize it. I would see your doctor...just to be safe.