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.
Many stroke survivors have disabilities because of their strokes. That should not stop them, though, many survivors with whom we have helped are initially somewhat reluctant to approach the job market. And it is certainly understandable!
I have been in and out of therapy now for more than 25 years since my stroke. And during this time, I have learned a few things about how to manage my therapy to maximize my results, in the context of the therapy dollars available.