Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

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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 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?
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 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 n tn He now has scoliosis because of poor posture, massive headaches and ear aches, hallucinations, and other problems due to being depressed and given up. We really want to find a home where he can be among people with the same rehabilitation challenges. It would be ideal if the home offered psychologist and a physical therapist; however, even if the home had one or the other it would be better than his situation right now. He just sits at home doing nothing.
Avatar f tn Hi, Thank you for your question. 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 The residual effects of a stroke depend upon the immediacy and effectiveness of treatment and rehabilitation, according to the Brain Foundation. Full recovery may be limited by the type and severity of impairment, the location of the stroke and the amount of damage to the surrounding brain tissue. Although a return to normal activities is always encouraged, limitations may prevent complete recovery, and care must be taken to pace rehabilitation protocols with the abilities of the patient.
Avatar m tn Usually, Lacunar infarct occurs due to occlusion of brain arteries and may result into stroke. Therefore, this may be associated with headache, numbness and paralysis like symptoms. If stoke occurs unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses.
Avatar m tn If left-handed the right side is primary. When one has a stroke and one half of the body loses tone, it is the opposite side where the stroke is. Right face paralysis means left brain involvement. If the damage is to one half the likelihood is that the other half can, with a lot of work, completely regain lost physical abilities, such as handwriting, or language. Memories, on the other hand,will probably be lost completely.
Avatar f tn They will tell you there is no cookbook approach to stroke rehabilitation, Every stroke and recovery is different. I would seriously challenge that assumption because it is the lazy way to answer a very serious question.
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 m tn Generally, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help you to regain function in better way and prevent from permanent losses after tumor removal. 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 Usually, Lacunar infarct occurs due to occlusion of brain arteries and results into stroke. Therefore, this may be associated with headache, numbness and paralysis like symptoms. 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 work in a neuro ICU as a nurse, and from my experience, recovery from stroke can be a very long and gradual process. Your sister is withdrawing from pain, which is a good sign. The extent of her disability will depend on the location and extent of brain tissue damage. And honestly, it'll be hard to guage her disabilities now. First you'll have to get her through the critical phase. I'm sure the doctors are working on this. Be patient, and take it one day at a time.
Avatar n 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.
976897 tn?1379167602 It is true that for the initial months the recovery is very fast and slows down a bit but recovery after a Stroke may continue for a long time and a patient may recover well if he/she receives proper nutrition, physiotherapy and good moral support. Rehabilitation phase is very important in the recovery of a Stroke patient. When a patient is no longer acutely ill after a stroke, the healthcare staff focuses on maximizing the patient's functional abilities.
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 Oh my gosh. I'm so sorry about your dad. That's so upsetting, I'm sure. My aunt had a debilitating stroke. She was inpatient in hospital for about a month and then moved to a recovery center/rehabilitation center for 6. That probably scares you to think it was that long. Every person is different and people do recover from strokes and at their own rate. Once home, her life was a bit different. She used a walker and was very tired.
652671 tn?1353712165 Hi, Generally, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help you to regain function in better way 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 I know that my family and I have a long road ahead of us in her recovery. I just wish I could do more in the meanwhile and possibly speed up the recovery process time. Thanks in advance for any and all your assistance. It is greatly appreciated.
478387 tn?1210762308 I suffered a stroke after dissecting my carotid. My carotid was not operated on and closed 100%. My doc says it is safer for me to leave it alone. A partially opened artery is a great risk for strokes. You want 100% open or 100% closed. He explained to me that the other arteries in the brain can supply the brain with enough blood. I think the operation risk outweighs the gain. I know that it can be a little hard to accept. Hope this helps.
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 Depending on the area of brain affected she would have manifested the symptoms. With control of high risk factors and rehabilitation, she is likely to improve. Good luck with her recovery. Regards.