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Communicating After a Stroke: Understanding Aphasia

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Thursday, July 6th, 2017


Communicating After Stroke Understanding Aphasia

 

Suffering from a stroke is a scary situation, and it leaves survivors with plenty of challenges to overcome during the recovery process. One of the effects of stroke is aphasia—the loss of the ability to speak or understand speech—and it’s one of the most frustrating to deal with.

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How Fun Activities Help Stroke Rehabilitation

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Friday, February 10th, 2017


How Fun Activities Help Stroke Rehabilitation-blog

 

There are a number of ties between physical activity and reduced risk for stroke. Studies have shown that individuals who remain physically active as they get older are between 25 and 30 percent less likely to experience a stroke. Physical activity also plays a huge role in the lives of individuals who do end up experiencing one as it helps in the recovery process.

Exercise after a stroke is a vital factor in regaining function, so finding and participating in exercises that are fun, rather than tedious or boring, can make a big difference during rehab and recovery. It can be difficult to find the motivation to rehab after a stroke, but fun activities help stroke patients stick with their recommended regimens.

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The Benefits of Speech Language Therapy for Stroke Patients

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


The Benefits of Speech Language Therapy for Stroke Patients, Speech and Language Therapy

A stroke is one of the most catastrophic experiences an individual can undergo. Strokes often cause temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body. Balance, memory, speech, cognition, and vision may also be affected. In addition, muscle spasms and pain are common complications of a stroke. Because of these issues, stroke survivors may have difficulty managing basic tasks such as bathing and dressing. Consequently, it may be challenging for them to continue to manage their roles as spouses, parents, or employees.

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