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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 f tn Has anyone ever heard of someone making a recovery from a stroke at this late stage? We are hoping that we can get him well enough to take home, but we still have a long way to go for that.
Avatar n tn ( Four months is very early on in stroke recovery so fatigue and tiredness are very common. It does get better with time, so hang in there. Keep doing what you can and practice the things that are not so easy. Please ask any other questions you have and I will do the best I can to answer them.
Avatar n tn Until my 88 year old dad's stroke (lacunar) in mid-Oct - he was working a couple of days a week, quite active, though often tired caring for my mom.who is beginning to lose her memory. After 4 weeks of therapy, post stroke - he was told he was doing great & didn't need anymore therapy but to keep exercising. He wasn't satisfied with his progress (still unbalanced, feet shuffling, etc.)& started more therapy in early January which is likely to end v. soon.
Avatar n tn one side of his body isnt still functioning as well as it used to but hes making slow and steady recovery. the guy who had the stroke takes daily walks and these walks actually help him, well thats what he says. i hope your dad will make a quick recovery cos you surely need him in your life.
Avatar f tn 1. MS Recovery Diet 2. Get SMART...Samantha Heller's Nutrition Prescription for boosting brain power and optimizing Total Body Health by Samantha Heller, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. 3. Change your brain Change your body by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. 4.
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar n tn type depression, where one is depressed in response to some negative event in his or her life, such as the death of a loved one, for instance, or in this case, the sudden disability caused by the stroke itself. The incidence and extent of depression in stroke go well beyond this simple connection, however.
Avatar n tn type depression, where one is depressed in response to some negative event in his or her life, such as the death of a loved one, for instance, or in this case, the sudden disability caused by the stroke itself. The incidence and extent of depression in stroke go well beyond this simple connection, however.
Avatar n tn Very sorry to hear about your stroke. I applaud your courage and motivation in what sounds like a tough recovery period. To accurately comment on prognosis or outcome of your stroke, I would have to examine you personally and see your imaging studies to know exactly what was damaged and how far you've come. To be honest, I'm not sure that anyone can tell you whether or not you will ever reach your high baseline functioning status.
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. 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’.
Avatar f tn That is a difficult question to answer. First off, so-called "strokes" can be caused by either clots or bleeds. Sometimes you start with a clot, take anti-coagulents and end up with a bleed. The etiology of the stroke is important. For example, a small stroke can be caused by simple dehydration. The human brain has great redundancy. In some cases memory is damaged. In other strokes only partial paralysis may be involved, which may disappear.
Avatar n tn He has had minimual therapy. What books can I get to help me help him? What Mechinal aids such as is there a wheelchair walker combination to aid him in standing and learning to walk? Where can I find real help?
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 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 n tn t say when he had his stroke, please remember that stroke recovery is a long slow process - so a couple of months (if that's the case) is really early on. Please tell him to keep up the hard work.
Avatar n tn My Grandmother had a major ischemic stroke 3 months ago. This first stroke was then followed by a major bleed in her basal artery. Immediately following these strokes she was in a semi coma for 2-3 days, with no responses at all. Some improvement was then seen in her; such as a response to us and questions we ask her, an new ability to move her non-stroked side and better hand coordination (she can move her right side) and she open and see out of one eye (her left eye).