Stroke recovery for elderly

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Avatar n tn Two of us flew to see him immediately following the stroke. We stayed for three days. He sobbed uncontrollably as we left. His wife now tells us that he refuses to eat and has sunk into a depression worse than he already was. We plan to return in a couple of weeks and call him every day to reassure him he will see us again.
Avatar n tn He is moving his extremities, but is it possible he has had a stroke of some sort, or is cong heart failure a concern? Thank you again for your answer to my letter.
Avatar f tn 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. watch for this and get him lydacaine). Also a typical problem for bed ridden stroke patients is back sores. This is also very painful. Again, the lydacaine patch. Always, always always sit and have everyone sit on side of paralysis because of "neglect". This is the paralyzed side you will be told which is neglected.
Avatar n tn The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently. I have been told over and over again they don't know why some gain more function than others. My mom pulled out her breathing tube which she had for 2.
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 m tn 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. She is hospitalized, but we wonder if she would be better off in a rehab facility or some other skilled care. What should we ask and what should we expect?
Avatar m tn 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. Strokes are of different scales within different people. Some have less damage and some have more. I would talk to the doctors about what can be done to help them along. It's really hard and I'm so sorry you have to watch someone you love struggle with this.
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 Wheoever told you need to be on a blood "thinner" for life is sniffing spacedust. Your stroke had a specific etiology, which was the pill. The half-life of that medication had by now resultedm in an insignificant quantity of nthe drug, which means you should have a normally functioning body. You are being presented with a standard stroke protocol, but one that is inappropriate. You need another consult, preferably from a physician who reads medical journals.
1572541 tn?1310212023 I couldn't sleep for months. I had very little hope for recovery and would have preferred death. While I am better, some new symptoms have arisen like the imbalanced stress feeling in my left eye and extremely sensitive ears, I can hear the slightest sounds radiate through the cartiledge of my ears and into my ear.
Avatar n tn Followup with your mom's stroke specialist or general neurologist is key to ensuring that her risk factors for stroke are managed, so that the risk of recurrent stroke is minimized. Thank you for using the forum, I hope you find this information useful, good luck.
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 I understand that a stroke differs from person to person but is it 'normal' for a person to be unconscious for such a long period of time (ie. months) after having a stroke?
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 Because at least for myself. For one person these ideas are becoming accepted and defined. And the reason the symptoms returned is because I could not tolerate the Zofran. The Zofran treated them. The rhodiola is of marked help as is the ginkgo biloba (both from clinical studies, the ginkgo I am seeking to change as it can increase bleeding and have dangerous interactions with common medications such as asprin, this is being monitored and by no means am I self medicating).
Avatar n tn In short, we are on our own but not alone in our search for recovery from addiction. If you have a problem...use us as a sounding board if nothing else. By doing so, you will be helping you and me. J.B.