hidden Muscle Weakness After Stroke: Hemiparesis

Muscle Weakness After Stroke: Hemiparesis

Muscle weakness on one side of the body occurs in about 80% of people who have a stroke. Many rehabilitation specialists are involved in the treatment of this effect of stroke. Methods of treatment may involve range of motion, medications, technologies like robotic therapies, and many other techniques. Goals of therapy are explained in this

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Aphasia Apps

If you’ve had a stroke, you may have found that access to rehabilitation tools and therapy is not always as easy as you would like. But thanks to the Internet and mobile devices, there are now rehabilitation tools available at your fingertips. © 2015

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Advocacy: August Recess 2015 Talking Points

Town Hall Talking Points (August 2015): © 2015 Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death.  Each year, 795,000 people experience a stroke and there are around 7 million adult stroke survivors nationwide. We truly appreciate the action Congress has already taken this year

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Dos and Don’ts While Waiting for an Ambulance

mobile phone in handYour friend is over for dinner. She’s sitting at the table, fork in hand. All of a sudden, she drops the fork and she looks scared. You ask her what’s wrong, but she’s having trouble talking. You notice that one side of her body appears to be weak, and her mouth is

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Afib-Stroke Glossary

Aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. Anticoagulant is a substance that prevents clotting of blood. Aspirin is a drug used to make blood platelets less “sticky” and help prevent the formation of unwanted blood clots. Atherosclerosis is the hardening and narrowing of

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6 Ways You Can Prepare for an Emergency

a stroke survivor, you know all too well what it feels like to be in an emergency medical situation. You’re scared and anxious, your family is worried, and emergency responders are working hard to find out more about you and your medical history. You can’t predict an emergency, but you can plan for it. Follow

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Do I Have A Migraine, Or Is This A Stroke?

Strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIA), or mini-strokes, often have very similar symptoms to migraines with aura: visual disturbances, speech impairment, and muscle weakness. Knowing the difference can save your life. What is a Migraine? A migraine is a severe headache that can induce nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells. In up

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Advocacy 101

Learn how to be an effective advocate and how the Stroke Advocacy Network can help. Download the worksheets referred to in this webinar—the Legislator Intel Worksheet and the Developing and Telling Your Story Worksheet. Download slides.

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Guide to Choosing Stroke Rehabilitation Services

You and your loved ones want the best rehab program possible. But, it is important to remember that all stroke survivors are not the same. Not only do they have different brain injuries and disabilities, but also different interests, lifestyles and priorities. What is best for you may not be the best for someone else.

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Guide de l’Association Nationale des Accidents Vasculaires Cérébraux pour une sélection de services de rééducation suite à un accident vasculaire cérébral

La rééducation est une part importante du processus de guérison suite à un accident vasculaire cérébral. Grâce à la rééducation, vous : Réapprenez les aptitudes de base telles que parler, manger, vous habiller et marcher. Améliorez votre force, votre souplesse et votre endurance. Retrouvez le plus d’indépendance possible.

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Recovery After Stroke: Movement and Balance

The most common physical effect of stroke is muscle weakness and having less control of an affected arm or leg. Survivors often work with therapists to restore strength and control through exercise programs. They also learn skills to deal with the loss of certain body movements.

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Secondary Stroke

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. One of the major risk factors for stroke is experiencing a previous one. There are more than six million stroke survivors in the United States today, and

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Recovery After Stroke: Coping with Emotions

Some emotions are normal responses to the changes in your life after stroke. Others are common but should not be considered a normal part of stroke recovery. In order to view the fact sheets, you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer (download Adobe Reader). © 2006

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Recovery After Stroke: Thinking and Cognition

Post-stroke effects, part of the Recovery After Stroke fact sheet series. Stroke can cause physical problems. It can also affect cognition. Cognition refers to thinking abilities. It’s how people use their brains to talk, read, write, learn, understand, reason and remember. Losing skills in this area may affect how you manage everyday tasks, take part

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Recovery After Stroke: Sleep Disorders

Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of stroke recovery. And yet, sleep problems are common among stroke survivors. When these sleep problems go on for a long time, they are considered sleep disorders. Having a sleep disorder can be frustrating. It can make you tired and irritable. It can affect your health

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Hemorrhagic Stroke

A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks leaking blood into the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes account for about fifteen percent of all strokes, yet are responsible for more than thirty percent of all stroke deaths.