Stroke recovery at home

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Avatar m tn Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’. The brain can retain only a certain number of ‘facts’ and everything else is recalled based on its relationship with these facts. Make him say small words, repeating them, he can try small arithmetical calculations and build up from there.
1821865 tn?1317522031 My mother had a stroke back on 11/15/2012 at work. She had suffered a schemic stroke on her right side which paralyze her left side completely. She was given tpa a week later she had a cranial bleed. They removed her right skull a few days later she had a second stroke where she lost her ability of speaking. Since she has not said a word. Now she is at a nursing home rehab where she makes 5 steps behind then forward now the place told us they are going to drop her because she is not improving.
Avatar n tn old. He had a stroke at the age of 19. At first he was very excited about recovery, but for the past 7 years he has gone downhill; mostly because of depression. 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.
Avatar f tn Hi Veese, my mother also had a messive stroke. It's been seven months now, and she also is paralyzed on her left side, she just started to move her left leg (very little movement) but not her toes, and she has no control of her left arm. Is your son still doing any therapy? Does he sit up strong by himself? My mom has a hard time sitting up without falling over. Did your son go through that? We are taking her home this tuesday, but we are going to continue with therapy.
Avatar m tn My dad had a stroke on 2/3/15 (65 yo male) - I received a call from HR at his work that he had been taken to the hospital. I believe at that time they had said he had a stroke...? Not sure. He stayed in ICU for almost two weeks and also got pnemonia. Feeding tube was put in... no ventilators. He is now at rehab and started speech and physical therapy. He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..
Avatar n tn m assuming that you, not your spouse, wrote this message) I suggest you look into the home program offered at You can work on your own at home. Don't just settle for letting nature take its course. There's a lot you can do to establish new connections in your brain, if you're willing to spend several hours a day doing the exercises Dr. Vasa recommends.
Avatar m tn Initially she showed some response on her left side but while she was still in the hospital she had a seizure and then she completely lost all responses. Neurologist gave up and asked us to take her home/nursing facility however a neurosurgeon at another hospital placed shunt as the latest CT showed lot of brain fluid. She now has shunt, peg for feeding into the stomach, urine bag and tractotomy to breath via her neck. It's been 60 days since she had the stroke.
Avatar m tn t, they would release her home(without IV or nutrition) and basically let her die at home. After reading so many posts above, it seems like it could be a couple of weeks before a stroke victim starts to 'wake up". In regards to people with elderly family members who suffered a stroke, did they have feeding tubes or sources of nutrition provided? I am really struggling with this and feel like it is giving up. She is conscious and aware.
Avatar m tn My 60 year old mother is recovering from her 3rd stroke . This current stroke was a massive one & she can not Talk or Walk or respond to commands... Her right side is paralyzed. All she can do at the moment is open her eyes and look to the Left and stare. The Doctors told me that this is how she might be for the rest of her life. Im scared to death because she is so young and i cant picture my life without her in it .
1821865 tn?1317522031 For those of you whose been experience this type of stroke can you help me. I am afraid i may lose her. she is at home improving very welll i am worried abt her since its been so long no words yet.
Avatar n tn Do you mean a physical trauma to someone that is recovering from a stroke? Or memory loss due to a stroke? Strokes can definitely cause memory loss. If trauma after a stroke, what kind? Trauma to the head? How long ago was the stroke? I know that the doctors and therapists were very worried about setbacks if my husband were to fall or hit his head by banging into something in the first few months after his stroke.
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 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 n tn Every stroke is diffferent, and it is impossible to guarantee a recovery or perform a diagnosis and outcome in an internet board, such as this one. Nevertheless, providing the reason for the stroke is identified and the patient stabilized, there is an excellent outlook for recovery. Visual and audio stimulation are very helpful, as well as lots of TLC (Tender Loving Care).
Avatar f tn I am curious as to what the recovery at home entails. I live alone and I am wondering if I will be able to take care of myself or if I will need help. If I will need help, what will I need help with? I am very independent and prefer to be in my own home. Plus, I have two dogs who I would want to have around. Would I be trying to take on too much with them in addition to myself? I was told that I need just one artery bypassed and it will be taken from within the heart.
Avatar f tn This is a insurance/HMo term, not a medical term. Stroke recovery is extremely slow but it does keep going. You need to ask your medical staff about neuroplasticity, recovery can continue for years. Sinbce they say he is not going to get better, ask for a specific reason they are saying this(they will not be able to provide it but keep pushing). Most doctors have no clue on which people can recover past the standard 6-12 month spontaneous recovery.
Avatar n tn Now she is home and we are her PT and OT for now, until we can get something start at home. Possible 1 hour a week of PT and OT three times a week. (so not much, but something) what if any are her chances of a recovery of arm and leg. and how long will it be? I know noone around here that has experience with strokes is there anyone that can tell me what to exspect and for how long? Well she recover or are we beating our head against a brick wall?
Avatar n tn Your father may have been sufficiently deconditioned and needed some more aggressive rehab prior to coming home -- so not all of his symptoms may be due to stroke. however, if you feel strongly about it, you should have him checked out by a neurologist just in case. you could consult a private rehabilitation doctor or Physical therapist to see what are the best types of therapies that would work for him.
Avatar m tn It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in? Will she regain her swallowing capacity and eye lid movements? Please advice us.
Avatar f tn His right hand continues to be weak and he continues to not have feeling on his right side. How long will this last, and are there any exercises he can do at home to strengthen his right hand/side? Thank you!
374661 tn?1199911875 At the age of 44, my aunt had a massive stroke. That was about, I would say over 5 years ago. They didnt think she was going to make it. They told my parents 2 prepare, that she is basically a vegetable. My aunt was not responding and after a few months in the hospital and in recovery, she did a 360 and is almost back to "normal" again. Although paralyized on her right side (and of course she is a righty) she has an aid with her but does everything herself.
Avatar m tn if anyone has any sudgestion of treatments or people that have made any break throughs in stroke recovery, or has been told the same. thank you for taking the time to read this. basically we looking for hope.
Avatar f tn NS said he didn't find anything unexpected, and I don't think he was looking for anything in particular. He was also surprised at how quickly I noticed improvement in my breathing. I tire easily and my head/neck hurt constantly, but it's great to be at home! At least at home I can manage my own pain meds -- I didn't have a pump, so had to beg for meds all the time when pain got bad...then had to WAIT for pharmacy to send up my flexeril. So lame!
1041487 tn?1256327719 Mom has reached the 3-month mark of her stroke recovery. She is still in a nursing home, doing well with her speech therapy. She is able to slowly lift her neck, and slowly turn her head from the left to the middle. She is alert and talks with slurred speech, since she is still unable to completely control her tongue. She can, however, clearly say "yes, no and hi" On the negative side, she is still unable to move any of her limbs. Her left arm has contracted close to her chest.
Avatar f tn It is crucial that your Father is motivated to do all the therapy he is given. He is probably like My Father and tires easily and may be in pain. There are lyacaine patches and radiation for pain. My Father was very motivated to "get home" but he has no feeling in his left leg from paralysis. Also his arm (I don't know if your Father's shoulder has separated shoulder joints as is typical after stroke then your father may complain of pain constantly.