Stroke survivors often have disabilities that require adjustments to their living environments. Stroke Recovery Foundation is sensitive to this and thought that it would be worthwhile to explore some of the issues.
Awareness of stroke is surprisingly quite shallow, particularly considering that roughly 1 million Americans suffer strokes per year. Though very often considered an old person’s disease, over 30% of strokes occur in people under the age of 65, and 10% under the age of 50.
The following post is a bit different than our usual posts. That said, I thought it important, particularly for those dealing with aphasia to see how the survivor, a very intelligent gentleman, and some of those around him dealt with his deficits.
A stroke, even a minor one, can impact one’s life in many ways. As reported by the CDC, more than 50% of stroke survivors over the age of 65 suffer from long-term disability, with a prominent symptom being a reduction in mobility.
Almost everybody experiences loss at some point, and when this happens, healing from the pain can be both time-consuming and challenging. While you can’t skip over this vital stage, there are steps you can take to facilitate the healing process and feel good again.