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 f tn Dear, A 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 the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy , physical therapy , therapeutic recreation and speech therapy .
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 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 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 f 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.
1041487 tn?1256327719 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 f tn There things didnt get much better untill she became comfortable there and she began doing her intensive speech therapy and physical therapy. Towards the end of her 2 month stay at the nursing home she began to walk using a walker. However her speech did not return as much as i would like and her cognition is very bad. Now that shes home we attend out patient therapy however there ending our sessions because they feel that theres nothing they can do to hel her.
478387 tn?1210762308 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. Medicine may be needed to control high blood pressure.
Avatar m tn I recently suffered a stroke while on Lo Seasonique. I too am still in recovery. My stroke happened on March 16, 2012.
976897 tn?1379167602 It is true that for the initial months the recovery is very fast and slows down a bit but recovery after a Stroke may continue for a long time and a patient may recover well if he/she receives proper nutrition, physiotherapy and good moral support. Rehabilitation phase is very important in the recovery of a Stroke patient. When a patient is no longer acutely ill after a stroke, the healthcare staff focuses on maximizing the patient's functional abilities.
Avatar f tn Hi, I can understand your worrying concerns about her post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
1700686 tn?1307049594 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 f tn Hi Dr. Santos, Thank you for your response to my post. My mom got admitted into rehab ten days ago. All of last week, she was being assessed and doing various evaluations by the physiotherapist, occupational therapist, the speech therapist and a neuropsychology. This week, there are a few more assessments to do and then they will begin with the therapy required. She has not shown any improvements in her movement.
1226884 tn?1272081604 I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar m tn my 53 yr old father had a massive left side brain stroke 4 months back. He is diabetic with high BP problem. He also underwent angioplasty 5 yrs back and has stent in his heart artery. Following the angioplasty operation, he was on a blood thinning medicine. When the artery ruptured in his brain, the blood spread rather than to get clot giving him a major brain hemorrhage. After the stroke, he has right side paralyzed. now opens his eyes but has no cognizance.
Avatar n tn The facilities he has been in specialize in brain injuries and he receives 6-8 hours of therapy each day - physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision therapy, neurocognitive therapy, and speech therapy as well as sessions with neuropyschiatrists and psychologists. It's working. And I see miracles being worked at that facility every day.
Avatar m tn How are you? These are links about stroke recovery stories: http://www.strokecenter.org/pat/survivors.htm http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030313 http://www.strokesurvivor.com/stroke_survivors_stories_books.html I hope this helps. Don't give up hope. There is life after stroke. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn My Aunt suffered a brain stem stroke February 11, 2008. The previous NewYears' she had a brain mass removed. She really seemed great. Early on her doctor had her on blood thinner because he couldn't determine rather she was suffering fron seizures because of the mass or otherwise. Unfortunately she had a brain stem stroke after being off her blood thinner. For two weeks she was in intensive care and than she was moved to a nursing/rehabilitation center.
Avatar m tn Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. For this therapy with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics), should be initiated early. Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Some stroke patients do appear to have 100 percent recovery. And many regain a great deal of their abilities.
Avatar f tn 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 n tn My 50 yr old mother had a "massive" hemorrhagic stroke on 4aug2007. The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down.
Avatar f tn In diagnosis, use CT scans and MRI to assess the location and severity of the stroke. In application of acupuncture therapy, it is crucial to determine the gravity of the disease (whether it is an attack on the zang-fu organs or on the meridians and luo-eonnecting channels), the current stage of the disease (onset. acute, recovery, or stroke rehabilitation) and finally the patients individual clinical specifications ( body constitution.tongue diagnosis, pulse diagnosis, etc.).
Avatar f tn I'm in pt,ot, and speech....I'm doing great in therapy! It wasn't a carotid Artery Dissection. It certainly *****!
1821865 tn?1317522031 I started providing such therapy to a 99 year old woman with partial left sided-paralysis secondary to a stroke, and it disappeared after two years. She is now 108 years old. The MRSA infection is far more serious. I am up on this because I have one now. I picked mine up in a hospital, and the antibiotics are expensive and not too effective. Surgery was necessary to remove my infection. You need a consult with an infectious control specialist at a teaching hospital..Do this immediately.
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever heard of someone making a recovery from a stroke at this late stage? We are hoping that we can get him well enough to take home, but we still have a long way to go for that.