Stroke recovery elderly

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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 n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
Avatar m tn It is hard to hire a caregiver who has to lift dead weight and change diapers. Do elderly stroke victims recover? Do they want to exert their aching bones during therapy? Would any improvements occur in a nursing home?
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?
Avatar n tn It is nonsense that incontinence after a stroke is forever. There is more nonsense going on about how to care for the stroke damaged elderly than I can believe. So never give up hope.
Avatar n tn Alcohol can cause a number of problems including alcohol-tobacco toxic amblyopia, cataracts and perhaps a greater incidence of nonarteritic ischemic anterior optic neuropathy. I suspect she had something like the latter and yes it can get better like recovery from a stroke.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm a 21 yr old female who had a iscemic stroke 3 months ago caused by my pill. I'm almost back to normal now living my life which I was before the stroke. I'm on clopidagrel to thin my blood which I need to be on forever. I want to hear from anyone in the same age bracket - to talk to.
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.
1572541 tn?1310212023 I had a stroke caused by the medication risperdal. My dr. was very negligent in giving it to me. She took me off the meds that were woking cold turkey which is a no-no as well. 1mg clonapin 3 times a day to none overnight. This alone is dangerous but to then prescibe me ridsperdal on top of that is attempted manslaughter. If I had the money I would sue them. Has anyone else had a stroke due to risperdal? It has been 6 months and I am recovering.
Avatar m tn My aunt was not yet what I'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 brotherinlaw is recovering from a very severe stroke which pretty much shut down the left side of his body. He spent a couple of weeks in ICU, then a few weeks in a stroke care section of the hospital, then 4 months in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). He was 67 when the stroke occured. He is now home, and my sister is his primary caregiver - a fulltime job at this time. He is now able to walk across the house, and go up and down stairs.
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 ie be able to speak, hear, see and eat Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn Most gains in a person's ability to function in the first 30 days after a stroke are due to spontaneous recovery. For a stroke survivor, the rehabilitation goal is to be as independent and productive as possible. That may mean improving physical abilities. Often old skills have been lost and new ones are needed. It's also important to maintain and improve a person's physical condition when possible. A person's family has a key role in rehabilitation.
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Avatar m tn My dad, a 92 years old man residing in Athens Greece suffered a stroke of unidentified type and size (small, medium or large) on Dec.25.2011 ie, Christmas day. Despite his advanced age, he has had no other serious medical problems and his heart system has been good. He was taken to the A&E department of the local public hospital. Following his assessment, one of the worst in its kind, he was admitted in the hospital.
585414 tn?1288944902 The moment my ideas were accepted at that point I had to let go any antagonism and then work together to define my recovery. My recovery is not a paint by numbers game. Its a self portrait painted one brush stroke at a time. We are working on completing it. So everyone can have the mental recovery I did without the neurological disabilities. So what I lost I have gained and truthfully I am ahead. And perhaps for what they are learning from me you will be too not so far off in the future...