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How to Prevent or Minimize the Plateau Phase After a Stroke

Saebo
Monday, February 11th, 2019


The stroke rehabilitation process throughout the first several months of stroke recovery can be intense, with dramatic inclines and declines in progress that can encourage and depress survivors. Weakness and paralysis are common effects of stroke and adjusting to the demands of recovery may require significant lifestyle changes.

Establishing and gaining momentum towards a stroke survivor’s goals is key to thwarting an often-frustrating phenomenon– the plateau phase. What does “plateau” mean? A plateau period is a state of little or no change following a period of activity or progress. During a plateau, it may feel as though the initial positive progress was the end of successful rehabilitation and that no further improvement is possible. But for many, a plateau period or plateau phase is quite common and even to be expected. Understanding this will help both survivors and caregivers avoid the derailment of recovery by losing hope, motivation, and persistence.

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Pseudobulbar Affect – Not All Crying After Stroke Is Depression

Saebo
Friday, February 9th, 2018


Pseudobulbar Affect - Not All Crying After Stroke Is Depression

Among stroke survivors, feelings of depression and sadness are unfortunately common. The body has experienced acute changes both physically and mentally, and certain emotional responses may be triggered as a result. A survivor may find themselves dealing with bouts of anger, mood swings, and moments of intense crying or laughing, but these reactions do not necessarily indicate a typical case of depression.

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Guidelines To Flying After A Stroke

Saebo
Thursday, September 14th, 2017


Guidelines to Flying After Stroke, Flying After a Stroke, Fly Stroke

After suffering from a stroke, it is likely that a survivor will have limited activity. Issues with daily routines and general mobility are common, but one of the most difficult factors to consider is the idea of traveling by plane.

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Thinking & Memory After Stroke

Saebo
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017


Thinking and Memory After the Stroke

 

Whether you’re awake or asleep, your brain is continuously active. Vast amounts of information—thoughts, moments, feelings, etc.—are sent to your brain, where they are filtered and stored, and it’s important for your brain to be working properly in order to place them in the right spots.

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Signs Your Loved One is Recovering From Stroke

Saebo
Friday, August 18th, 2017


Signs Your Loved One Is Recovering from Stroke, Stroke Recovery Symptoms, Stroke Victims Recovery Process, Recover from a Stroke, Recovery from Stroke, Post Stroke Recovery, How to Recover from a Stroke, Stroke Recovery Process

A stroke—no matter how severe—can be devastating. Not only does it have the potential to cause damage physically and mentally, but the recovery process can be equally as difficult to navigate. With countless hurdles to overcome, monitoring progress during stroke recovery can be very frustrating, but there are certain things that you or a loved one can do to improve the experience and see results.  

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The Most Common Stroke Questions, Answered

Saebo
Thursday, July 27th, 2017


Stroke Questions, Questions About Stroke, Most Common Stroke Questions Answered

 

A stroke can be a serious and frightening medical emergency that has a huge impact on both stroke patients and their families. Strokes are life-changing events, but many stroke patients and those who care for them don’t know much about the nature of strokes and the recovery process. In order to properly handle the aftermath of a stroke, it’s important to be well-informed. Knowing more about strokes and how to recover from them is a key step in assuaging any fears and concerns that stem from this condition.

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The Best Apps to Help With Stroke Recovery

Saebo
Thursday, July 27th, 2017


The Best Apps to Help With Stroke Recovery, Stroke Recovery App

 

Recovering after a stroke requires hard work from the survivor and their caretakers. Though this can be intimidating, there is good news: with new technology in apps, patients have more help than ever regaining abilities after their stroke.

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