Life After Stroke
After a Stroke, there can be much fear, apprehension and emotion about the future. A world that was once comprehensible and manageable changes into one that is confusing, intimidating and even hostile. Traits and skills that have been honed over a lifetime, such as intellect, perception, sensation and movement can be severely compromised by Stroke.
The effects of a Stroke typically depend on the extent of the brain damage and where in the brain the Stroke occurred. The brain is divided into four primary parts: left hemisphere, right hemisphere, cerebellum and brain stem, and each area has a responsibility for a particular function or ability. Click here to learn more about different types of Strokes and their Effects.
For many people, recovery from Stroke begins with formal Rehabilitation, which can restore independence by improving physical, mental and emotional functions.
Within five years of a first Stroke, the risk for another Stroke can increase more than 40 percent, and recurrent Strokes often have a higher rate of death and disability because parts of the brain already injured by the original Stroke may not be as resilient. The good news is there are Steps You Can Take to Prevent Recurrent Stroke.