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Depression After Stroke: All You Need to Know

Depression After Stroke
Though depression after stroke is common among survivors, it often goes unnoticed. It is seen that stroke rehabilitation commonly focuses on functional impairments after stroke, keeping psychological changes at bay. That said, it is essential to know that specific changes in the brain after a stroke can hamper the recovery process and affect an individual’s quality of life. Depression increases...

9 Best Home Recovery Tools for Stroke Rehab

Recovery Tools for Stroke Rehab
While alternative methods to rehabilitate from stroke have been around for years, some of the tools are becoming increasingly popular to assist stroke survivors in speedy recovery. If you’re trying exercising at home, below mentioned stroke rehab products are for you. They are affordable and can serve as a great support in your stroke rehab. 1 . Exercise Peddlers Leg bikes are...

15 Fun Activities that Boost Recovery after Stroke

Recovery after stroke
While certain rehabilitation exercises are essential for stroke survivors, many activities can help them relearn their skills and have fun at the same time. These activities work as informal therapy after stroke, which means that your brain heals while you’re having fun. Not sure where to start? We found 15 fun activities that stroke survivors can do at home with...

Can You Recognize a Stroke? What to Do When Every Second Counts

Recognize a Stroke
When a person is having a stroke, every second counts. And, what you do in those critical moments can potentially help save someone’s life. The rate at which brain damage can occur during a stroke is rapid, and survival is dependent upon how quickly one can start the treatment. By learning the symptoms of a stroke and familiarizing yourself...

4 Easiest Exercises to Improve Balance after Stroke

Improve balance after stroke
Balance problems are common after stroke, which is why many survivors find themselves unable to sit up or stand safely. They may feel dizzy or unsteady and lose the confidence of walking, moving around and performing certain daily tasks independently. Hence, stroke rehab often includes balance exercises. While certain exercise routines take care of rigidity and muscle stiffness, balance...

Caregiver’s Corner: 7 Things NOT to Say to a stroke survivor

stroke survivor
Stroke can be confusing to people who never had one. It’s natural to want to say something, to console or offer advice, even when you don’t understand the nature of the stroke completely. And, when you are caring for a stroke survivor for long, it’s not rare to wear down and say things out of frustration. Even though you have...

Exercises for Stronger Arm After Stroke

arm exercises after stroke
A stroke can often leave an individual with arm movement impairment, making it difficult to move the arm forward or grasp and release objects. To build strength and renew the muscle-to-mind connections (which are often lost after a stroke), your brain must relearn. Luckily, it’s possible to retrain the brain to make up for neurological damage if you keep...

Parenting After Stroke – Navigating the Challenges

Parenting After Stroke
It’s normal for parents to go the extra mile to make their children happy and healthy. But, how many stroke survivors with serious impairments can do that? Not too many. Raising children is challenging under any circumstances, but even greater obstacles for parents after their strokes. Depending on the nature of your stroke-led disability, any task might be more challenging...

A Guide to Flying After Stroke

Flying After Stroke
First air travel after stroke can be overwhelming and out of your comfort zone. Despite your doctor’s assurance, you may ask yourself a number of times if it is safe to fly after a stroke. Thankfully, the answer is YES. The Aerospace Medical Association Guidelines (2003) suggests that it is safe to fly once 2 weeks have passed after...

7 Coping Strategies to Deal with Mood Swings after Stroke

Mood Swings after Stroke
Sometimes, a stroke affects the emotion center of the brain and creates emotional instability. However, sometimes, stroke recovery can also affect emotions simply due to the radically different lifestyle involved. This is why emotions like depression, anxiety, and grief are highly common after stroke. Because emotions are difficult to deal with, the best thing a stroke survivor can do is...