Stroke recovery speech therapy

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Avatar m tn You must take him to a speech therapist and his neurologist to assess whether speech will come back or not. Speech therapy, physical therapy and motivation is important for recovery. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar m tn Other things helped, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. I've also heard that Feldenkrais therapy is really good at connecting movement to brain, and it's important to watch the working arm, while when doing exercises with the weak arm (showing the brain what you want it to do and helping stimulate it to find new pathways). The body sees the working arm and says "oh, that's what you want me to do".
Avatar m tn He is now at rehab and started speech and physical therapy. He had a intercranial hemmorage on the Left side of his brain. He has paralysis on right side (both arm and leg) and inability to speak..although he is trying.... Any words of encouragement or insight is appreciated. Thank You!
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke recovery is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient. These include nursing staff, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and usually a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine. 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.
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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 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 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!
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.
478387 tn?1210765908 The goal of long-term treatment is to recover as much function as possible and prevent future strokes. Depending on the symptoms, rehabilitation includes speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The recovery time differs from person to person. 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.
Avatar n tn Now he wants to quit the speech therapy. I wonder if additional recovery could take place after 6 months time.
Avatar m tn Depending on the patients need, rehabilitation may include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy. Medications are given to control any high risk factors like diabetes or hypertension. So, for now she will have to continue with the rehabilitation protocol her doctor has advised. As she is showing an improvement, her condition should improve. Also, discuss with her doctor about the cause for the bleed and take precautions to prevent further episodes.
1041487 tn?1256331319 Mom has reached the 3-month mark of her stroke recovery. She is still in a nursing home, doing well with her speech therapy. She is able to slowly lift her neck, and slowly turn her head from the left to the middle. She is alert and talks with slurred speech, since she is still unable to completely control her tongue. She can, however, clearly say "yes, no and hi" On the negative side, she is still unable to move any of her limbs. Her left arm has contracted close to her chest.
Avatar n tn 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). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
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.
Avatar n tn I could barely talk after my stroke because I couldn't think of the simplest words which speech therapy helped me with. But really any kind of stimulation should help. For example, I was given very simple crossword puzzles. The therapist asked me to name all the flowers that I could think of. It may take a professional person to know how to proceed without disturbing the person who can't remember.
Avatar n tn My sister had a brain aneurysm on 11/24/04. She had a 2% chance of coming thru surgery, but came thru & is recovering in a nursing home. She is 48 yrs. old. With therapy, her motor skills & speech are coming back, but only her long-term memory seems to be intact--she remembers everything from the past but nothing as far as day-to-day or minute-to-minute. She also tells stories about things that never happened.
Avatar n tn Progress can continue years after the stroke. Passively waiting for stroke recovery will not accomplish anything. Your parents are now enablers of his passivity. Read Peter Levines blog on cavemen and strokes. Good luck.
Avatar n tn 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). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
Avatar n tn My mom just suffered a 'massive' hemorragic stroke three days ago. The doctors are saying that her speech and speech recognition will be affected as well as her right side. She is still in a neuro ICU on a vent and feeding tube. She had to have emergency surgery two days ago to relieve swelling. They removed the clot but left the brain tissue. She is recovering better than expected from the surgery meaning that she is alive but she has yet to open her eyes or follow commands.
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.
Avatar n tn Your husband's condition sounds similar to mine, when he was discharged from acute rehab unit of the hospital. We continued with physical, speech and occupational therapy home visits through a private agency. Are home visits for therapy an option for you? I found that though the scheduling was erratic for these home visits, it gave us both something to work from.
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 I greatly appreciate your stories of recovery after hemorrhagic stroke. My 81-year-old husband had this type of stroke on 7/3. It was a rather large bleed in the back right portion of his brain. Many of your experiences sound exactly like mine. He is on a ventilator and feeding tube, although he has been breathing for up to 10 hours without the vent. He has just begun opening his eyes and blinking them, and also lifting his right arm a bit.
Avatar m tn Or if it is common for movement to return such a long time after the stroke? Could this be the beggining of a recovery? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!