Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

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Avatar f tn I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn amount of damage to the brain, how skilled the stroke rehabilitation team is, having a good support network has a big impact on your recovery and timing of the rehabilitation — the sooner rehabilitation starts, the better the outcome. Definitely, the dedication and willingness to work toward improvement will help your mom walk and regain the use of her arm. A very good link for stroke rehabilitation is: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke-rehabilitation/BN00057 Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Also why are the doctors unable to tell us the cause of the stroke? We do know there was a 3 cm lesion and swelling and bleeding but is it from a clot or a tumor ? Will he regain his ability to write? What are the odds of a full or near full recovery and what I fear a relapse?
Avatar n tn For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure.
Avatar n tn For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure.
Avatar f tn He is still very aware and conscious. Is there hope or rehabilitation for pons stroke patient and what advise can you give the family. He is being considered for home care facility.
Avatar f tn For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure.
Avatar m tn Hi, I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar f tn In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? He is in a top hospital in Bombay and is getting very good care but I am also not sure what therapist or rehabilitation will be avaliable. If there is also anyone in or from Bombay that might be able to help with this please.
Avatar m tn Hi, I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar f tn Because it totally depends on the severity of the stroke and the spontaneous recovery in the 6-12 months. Based on that it is impossible to separate spontaneous recovery from the rehabilitation hospital. But you could ask them these 12 questions and the answers will tell you if they are good: 1. How many patients has he/she seen fully recovered and what did they do to recover? This is not the ADL recovery. 2. What has been done and still needs to be done to prevent another stroke? 3.
Avatar m tn Hi, my dad suffered a stroke 3 months. He is 73 yrs old and was alcoholic and heavy smoker and had industrial deafness. He has lost his speech though now he starts speaking though you can only understand possibly 1 word out 20. He has loss use of his right side bodily functions and is incontinent. He cant even sit in a wheelchair and is bed ridden. What can i do and what is best case scenario???
Avatar m tn Unfortunately there is no permanent cure of the condition, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
1226884 tn?1272081604 I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar n tn My mom suffered a stroke and she is not waking up. CT scan was done and it was known that a nerve blew up in the brain. The doctors gave us a very slim chance of recovery. What can you suggest? Should we pursue for an operation? The doctors told us that from the range of 1 to 15 they operate those whitin the range of 7-15 but unfortunately my mom's range is on 4. Please we need advise and help.
Avatar f tn For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by the doctors and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure.
Avatar n tn These include nursing staff, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and usually a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine. Some teams may also include psychologists and social workers and pharmacists. Patients may demand access to state of the art treatment with the help of their own doctor. Zoloft is an anti-depressant whick causes sleepiness. This maybe hindering his co-operation with rehabilitation.
Avatar n tn For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure.
Avatar n tn Stroke rehabilitation should begin as soon after a stroke, the priority being stbilising medical condition and controlling life-threatening ones. it may include therapy for communication disorders helping you regain lost abilities to speak, write and comprehend. Exercises to improve motor skills, mobility training to use walker or canes,improve range of motion therapy includes exercises to help lessen spasticity, psychological evaluation and constraint induced therapy.
Avatar m tn I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar m tn I am looking for any information I can get about recovery and rehabilitation. 90% of his pons is damaged now and we I are trying to find out what type of recovery is possible, the steps we have to take, and recommended rehabilitation centers in MN and other states. We want the best for our father and are willing to make it happen! He is presently paralized due to not having any use of his voluntary muscles and he cannot speak or eat on his own.
Avatar f tn my mother had a thalamic stroke back in october and is still really confused. can't remember anything that has happened yesterday let alone 5 minutes ago. she tries to have connservations but cant really find the words. whAT CAN I DO TO HELP HER! She is nothing like she used to be. Cries for no appearent reason. will she ever come close to resembling the person she use to be?
Avatar n tn For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Her symptoms could be related to stroke. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.