Stroke recovery of speech

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Avatar f tn I'm m only 30yrs old and I had a massive stroke way back May 2015,I am still in recovery,I walk using a cane and my right arm is still dead.My speech was not affected nor my memory,I am just temporarily disabled.I am willing to answer questions email me at sienna.
Avatar m tn com/ See if you can't get a NDT therapist(neuro development treatment) and look up information on neuroplasticity, which is what your recovery will entail. Look up other stroke forums and you will find lots of success stories, but they all required a lot of work, the easy recovery would have occurred by now. I received tPA within the hour but still ended up paralyzed. The doctor said I missed the fast miracle recovery and would have to settle for the slow miracle recovery.
Avatar n tn Some teams may also include psychologists and social workers and pharmacists. Patients may demand access to state of the art treatment with the help of their own doctor. Zoloft is an anti-depressant whick causes sleepiness. This maybe hindering his co-operation with rehabilitation. You can only resolve this issue by discussing it with your doctor. ref: http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar m tn Hi d- My father had a stroke in April. One of the most helpful things we did for him was acupuncture. In China apparently when you have a stroke you go to a acupuncture hospital. Other things helped, including physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Avatar n tn Find out what rehabilitation is available to you through the hospital first And learn from the experience of others but remember no two stroke patients are the same so individualise your recovery program to suit you and your needs so start reading and researching right NOW Some therapies that i am looking into that 'may' assist include : hyperbaric oxygen therapy acupuncture dietary supplementation feldenkrais constraint induced therapy vasa home therapy mirror box therapy nuerofeedback/ neu
Avatar n tn My Dad suffered a stroke and it appeared tho only area affected was his speech. Within 3 days, he basically regained his speech and that lasted for 16 days. Needless to say we were hopefully for a full recovery. However after that he speech seemed to regress back to how it was the day after the stroke. We admittedly took him back to the neurologist thinking this was very serious to go from being to talk for 2 weeks after the stroke to losing his abilitly to speech.
Avatar f tn My husband had a stroke 3 weeks ago which affected his speech. When it first happened he couldn't speak but after about 15 minutes he was able to say single words slowly. He has made a good recovery and his speech therapist has discharged him. I am just a bit concerned because he seems to have good and bad days. Sometimes he struggles to start a sentence but once he gets going things improve. Some days he can't say the odd simple word an example being Corfu.
Avatar n tn He has permanent brain damage, loss of all mobility on his left side, 90% loss of speech, can not swallow food or fluids, and very little memory. She was told he will have to live in a long term care center. For now she is living outside the hospital in the RV. Waiting for the doctor to say it's ok to move him to a facility. It would be nice for her to arrive here and have a bit of support, and information waiting for her. Thank's for listening if anything else.
Avatar m tn Hi, understand your concern. After an episode of stroke, about 40 percent experience moderate to severe impairments requiring special care and 10 percent require care in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. Discuss with his doctors the best rehabilitation options for your father. In the meantime continue with his medications and physical therapy, his symptoms may improve with time.
Avatar n tn Hi, Sorry to hear about your dad :( Recovery from stroke is slow. Your whole frame of reference changes, whay would seem insignificant changes to others become huge milestones. Is he getting therapy? Speech therapists can help with the swallowing. I don't know anything about the foods, sorry. Encourage him to keep doing his exercises & doing as much for himself as he can & lots of rest - his brain needs time to heal.
Avatar n tn meaning you lost awareness of your left side because of the stroke, then that's a good sign for recovery. If you want people to understand your situation, then you have to be honest and open with them. Talk to them and let them know you're trying the best you can but you're just having a bit of a hard time because of a major stroke in the past. Hang in there. You have made great strides in your recovery.
Avatar n tn It is very difficult to tell if he will be able to recover completely or not. There is no way of finding out for sure. Please continue with speech therapy. Hopefully he will respond to it. It requires patience and perseverance. Please be optimistic and do not give up. Good luck!
1700686 tn?1307053194 Recovery from a stroke is very individualized. A persons own desire to get better and the support he receives will all have an affect on his recovery. I did not have a stroke but did have nerve damage to my spine. i was told i would never walk again but 3 years later I am walking with a cane and occasionally have to use a walker. Physical Therapy is very important and daily exercise does make a difference. Even when I did not want to do them I had to.
Avatar n tn He later said he could have given the drug but it is very dangerous and they have certain guidelines they go by. He can walk with the aid of a walker and do his everyday needs. His speech is the one area that hasn't come back. His memory is fine but he can't remember the names of words, so communicating is difficult. He gets quite depressed even through he is on medicine for depression. Now he wants to quit the speech therapy.
478387 tn?1210765908 Certain therapies, such as repositioning and range-of-motion exercises, are intended to prevent complications related to stroke, like infections and bed sores. People should stay active within their physical limitations. Medicine may be needed to control high blood pressure. Blood thinning drugs, such as aspirin, may be needed for 3 to 6 months. You can learn more about this through this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000732.htm I hope this helps. Tale care and regards.
Avatar f tn no signs of another stroke on the MRI, and CT scans show nothing wrong. My question is, is this common for stroke victims to regress? My mother is considering putting him into hospice if the doctors can't find the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated, we just feel we are not getting the help needed for him, and none of the doctors are communicating with each other or updating his charts properly. Please help!!!!
Avatar n tn I enjoy reading that research is leading to new breakthroughs to help victims of stroke. I have also read that although most recovery for stroke patients is seen within the first 6 months, that patients may recover for YEARS after stroke. I personally believe that a persons will and the support they receive greatly assist in their ability to recover. Researchers are also making breakthroughs to assist in the treatment of aphasis, dysphagia, paralysis etc.
1041487 tn?1256331319 Overall, I'm coming to the conclusion that this nursing home staff doesn’t have the necessary skill set to give my mother the best chance of recovery. I've been reading about all of these cutting edge stroke rehabilitate techniques, that aren’t accessible to people like my mom. I think the staff here is wasting the precious time that my mom could be using for more aggressive rehabilitative therapy.
Avatar m tn He says that it would take 3 years for her to recover with the options available in India, but perhaps treatments available in other parts of the world may shorten her recovery time to 1 year. It is difficult to see her suffer. Are there any options or ideas that would enhance her recovery and suit her age? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Avatar n tn I recommend keeping a journal of events-- then you can look back for patterns. A stroke can mess up ways of processing information, of communicating. The stroke person and the significant others need to learn to communicate anew which can be done with good humor and attention. My mother can't get pronouns right...so we've joined her in screwing them up and we now rely on context more than precision of language.
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living. For most stroke patients, the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), therapeutic recreation (TR) and speech therapy (or speech language therapy, SLP).
Avatar n tn I had a stroke last July and after 7 weeks of showing no improvement my wife was told to find a nursing home. One day while still in the hospital I woke up and I too had no long term memory problems but did have short term memory difficulties. It just keeps getting better and better, we could see improvement by the week, I was told that the brain after a stroke as part of the healing process goes through a stage of rewiring itself.
Avatar m tn I kinda know what you are going through my aunt had three strokes and she can open her eyes and kinda respond but we have her on a trach tube and she has a feeding tube its really hard for my grandma to see her in that state but if she has some life left we want to do everything we can for her to possibly come out of it she will be in there two weeks and just starting to open her eyes we are not sure if she understands us but we think she does she had three strokes the first one was her left sid
Avatar n tn The first stroke he had so much swelling they had to remove part of his skull to allow expansion, and then replace the piece. His recovery consists of regaining his ability to eat, speech is fine but memory is shaky. Long term intact, short term horrible ... paralysis on his left side. My parents of 70+ yrs of age took him in ( with help of daycare nurse ) and he is basically bedridden watching tv. He does nothing on his own. HE HAS THE ABILITY BUT HE KNOWS HE DOESNT HAVE TO.
144586 tn?1284669764 If the condition is stabilized then there is a great deal of hope of recovery. A massive hemorrage can have many causes, including a simple vitamin K deficiency. On the other hand there can be structural abnormalities. Don't give up hope based on your mom's age.
Avatar n tn The 6 month to 1 year recovery is from the part of the brain that was knocked out from the stroke, Any part of the brain that completely died will need to use neuroplasticity to recover and that takes a long time and lots of mental ability. This part of recovery is wholly dependent on the patient themselves since they need to understand that they are retraining their brain.
Avatar n tn After this happens it is very diffult to work on motor recovery. That is why all of the OTs give you all of those exercises to do at home. Unfortunately there are different therapists who are at different points in their career experience. When searching for rehab setting I would encourage family to seek facilities who have therapists who have lots of experience. Having someone who is trained in NDT (neurodevelopemental treatment) is a huge plus as well. Hope this helps a little.
Avatar n tn As far as I 'm concerned, I'm afraid that modern medicine can do little in stroke recovery, so I suggest you can take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one can help you. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice.