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9 Ways to Help the Elderly Recover From Stroke

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2018


The months after a loved one experiences a stroke are often challenging. It’s a transition that requires a whole new outlook on care, routine and priorities. Additionally, seeing an elderly loved one undergo such a physical and emotional change is painful for the whole family and community. Yet understanding the vast research surrounding successful stroke rehabilitation promotes hope for a clear path forward. Explore this guide when preparing for the stages of rehabilitation that follow a stroke.

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Guide to Treating Clenched Fists

Saebo
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018


After a stroke, it is common to experience stiff hands. For some survivors, the hands curl inward, and it may seem nearly impossible to open them. Fortunately, there are ways to relax clenched fists.

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Recovering from Hand Weakness after Stroke

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Monday, July 2nd, 2018


Recovering from Hand Weakness after Stroke

Weakness or paralysis is very common after a stroke. In fact, approximately nine out of every ten survivors of stroke experience some type of limitation in muscle movementThe two most common kinds of post-stroke paralysis, or inability for muscles to move voluntarily, are hemiplegia and hemiparesisHemiplegia refers to severe paralysis of one side of the body. Hemiplegia is painful and can result in spasticity, stiffness or spasms in the muscles, or atrophy, the wasting away of the muscles. Hemiparesis is less severe than hemiplegia and is characterized by a weakness on one side of the body, typically most observable in the extremities, such as the hands. Hemiparesis can make it very difficult to perform even basic daily tasks, as it affects a survivor’s ability to grasp and release objects. It can also cause loss of balance, difficulty walking, and muscle fatigue.

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Tips for Choosing the Right Saebo Product

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Thursday, June 21st, 2018


 

Jumpstart your road to recovery with a 30-day Risk-Free Trial and discover how Saebo can help you get your life back. We offer free shipping, free returns, and a 100% money-back guarantee on many of our most popular devices.

You can try them, wear them, and use them as much as you need to find the right solution for you. We encourage you to try the devices in your home and during your rehabilitation sessions with your therapist to take full advantage of the 30-day Risk-Free Trial period.

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Guide to Mirror Therapy and the Benefits of Neuroplasticity

Saebo
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018


What is Neuroplasticity?

The plasticity of a cell refers to its ability to change. Every time you make a movement (or your brain thinks you are), the brain is building connections. In the case of a stroke survivor, parts of the brain may have experienced damage and thus new connections are being formed. When a person loses the ability to move part of the body due to damage, those areas must be repopulated with healthy connecting neurons to regain full movement. The brain repurposes cells that control other parts and trains them to be used for new tasks. In the case of stroke survivors, neuroplasticity can be harnessed to their advantage in rehabilitation. Approaches like mirror therapy and visualization use neuroscientific principles to rehabilitate areas of the brain so survivors can regain control of their thinking and independent ability to complete daily tasks.

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Vision Problems After Stroke: Understanding & Overcoming Them

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Wednesday, June 13th, 2018


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People often think of a stroke as having a profound effect on a victim’s motor functions—and it does. However, did you know that as many as two-thirds of stroke victims experience vision impairments as a result of a stroke? Not all visual impairments happen immediately after the stroke, but some victims will notice changes to their vision right away.

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Reclaim Mobility With Leg Exercises For Stroke Recovery

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Monday, June 11th, 2018



Reclaim Mobility With Leg Exercises For Stroke Recovery - Stroke Recovery At Home Leg Exercises

 

Stroke recovery can be a long process. Managing the ongoing need to rebuild bodily control and strength after neurological damage is no easy task. Each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States alone will suffer from a stroke, leaving them with ongoing physical and neurological damage.

If you have suffered from a stroke, loss of balance and control can make standing and walking difficult. While outpatient stroke recovery therapy is vital to improving this problem, you can also continue improving after returning home with the help of these leg exercises for stroke recovery.

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A Timeline of Stroke Recovery

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Monday, June 11th, 2018


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As a patient recovers from a stroke, both they and their caregivers must understand that the process is slow and uncertain. This is because the severity of the stroke can vary, and doctors, nurses, and therapists can only estimate the response of each patient based on the location of the stroke. In general, those who have suffered severe strokes will recover more slowly and require a longer, more delayed period to do so.

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Get Back On Your Feet with Exercises for Foot Drop

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Monday, June 11th, 2018


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Foot drop (sometimes called drop foot or dropped foot) is the inability to raise the front of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles and nerves that lift the foot. Foot drop itself is not a disease, it is a symptom of a greater problem or medical condition.

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Stroke Survival Statistics: 9 Sobering Facts We Should All Be Aware Of

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Monday, June 11th, 2018


Stroke Survival Rates by Numbers, Survival Rate of Stroke, Survival Rate After Stroke, Stroke Death Rate

Although stroke has fallen from the third to fourth leading cause of death within the United States, outlook after survival is still grim. Medical treatment has become much more advanced for stroke survivors immediately following a stroke and through rehabilitation, but strokes are a very serious medical condition that require a lifetime of dedication to overcome.

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