Stroke recovery elderly

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Avatar m tn 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 Hi,my 57 year old mother suffered a hemorrhagic stroke,she was pretty healty before this,but she does smoke.The doc said it was 4 cm and it was on her left side,her vision is affected and her capability to read. She was in the hospital 5 days,her blood pressure,blood work,everything looks good which is very weird!Other then that she was conscious all the time,no memory loss or anything like that. My question is why the docs didn't give her any medication while in the hospital or after?
691463 tn?1227419054 we have an elderly cat of 17, he is suddenely much more lethargic than usual, as if in a daze and drooling heavily, we wonder if he may have had a stroke, he experienced something like a seizure couple of weeks ago.
Avatar m tn My 89-year elderly mother has lymphoma (currently in remission), atrial fibrulation, and high blood pressure. She had a stroke a week ago, and is still relatively unresponsive. She cannot speak or make any voluntary movement except to occasionally squeeze my hand in response to a question. She is on a feeding tube (core pack?) since she has no swallow reflex. After a week of no change, can we hope for any recovery or progress? The neurologist seems to be taking a wait and see attitude.
Avatar m tn I appreciate your concern for your aunt’s health. The most common causes of hemorrhagic stroke are hypertension, elderly age group, weakness in the artery wall in the brain and blood coagulation issues. After the acute management of the condition, stabilization of airway, breathing and circulation, the long-term therapy includes rehabilitation. Recovery is variable and hence different requirement of therapy for different patients. Care must be taken for repositioning her to avoid bedsores.
Avatar m tn d call elderly and it still was very difficult to overcome damage done by the stroke. Her left toes never uncurled nor could she use that leg and dragged it. She was very unstable. So, I would put all your energy into the rehab situation. The brain can heal but it is very slow. My aunt lived after her stroke for about 5 years and then passed away. She did seem better as time went on. But full recovery was never made. But that is just her story.
Avatar n tn My mother lives in the New Orleans area and recently entered the hospital for knee surgery. During her recovery from the surgery, she had difficulty in awakening from the anesthesia. She has since awakened, but her brain does not seem to be functioning properly. Her ability to remember things is now very difficult. She mixes up facts from one incident with the facts of one or more other memories.
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 And of course, the omnipresent prognosis issue. I understand that TIA in elderly especially indicates a much higher risk of a major stroke, but what are the main risk factors that can be used to predict prognosis? Thank you in advance for your help in providing such valuable information.
Avatar m tn Can Morphine that is given to an elderly person (81 years old) long term (4+ weeks, 3 or more times per day,IV) cause them to have a stroke?
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 What sort of recovery time should we expect, what percentage of patients die from this sort of complication? Should we expect him to be quite disoriented from all the time he has passed unconscious and on medication? What kind of thrapy will they want to do or what should we ask about? I feel very frustrated with his doctors. We feel like they do not wish to be bothered with our questions or spend time wxplaining things to us. We have no experience with these types of medical issues.
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 an elderly lady considered brain hemmorragic stroke on a ventilator, do we do surgery?
Avatar n tn I need to find a living arrangement for a close friend of mine who is 50 years old and lives in the Boston area. I am looking for a place that houses younger stroke patients and isn't just for the elderly. If anyone knows of a placeplease let know. She suffers from some memory loss (short term) and occassional seizures. She is struggling with a loss of independence and I can't imagine that she would do well in a traditional home for the elderly.
Avatar m tn Can Morphine that is given to an elderly person (81 years old) long term (4+ weeks, 3 or more times per day,IV) cause them to have a stroke?
Avatar m tn I have been involved in stroke rehabilitation for the super elderly with great success. Without exception, I have found the professional services not worth the powder to blow them to Mars. The "consultants" charge $200 an hour. First of all, do not give up hope. (1) Hire your own help to assist in rehabilitation. A person does not need a degree to hold an elderly woman's hand. There is no substitute for TLC and love. (2) Spend as much time as possible with the person.
Avatar n tn My mother recently suffered an acute stroke after a mini-stroke two weeks earlier. While at the hospital the neurologist told our family that had they known she had atrial fibrillation in her first mini-stroke, they would have prescribed coumadin and the acute stroke would likely have been prevented. I was told by a geriatric nurse practitioner friend that they should have done the Holter EKG rather than the short EKG as it would have detected the atrial fibrillation.
Avatar f tn How is it possible for an Elderly female to present to Morton Plant Hospital/ Stroke center,with Classical signs and symptoms of a stroke, handled by a nurse from cross country trav corps and Dr.Gregory Wayne Smith DO , be doped up and sent home , where thy knew I lived alone. I'm so lucky to be alive .
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).