How is stroke treated
Your treatment will depend on the type of stroke you have, how serious it was, your age and general health, and how soon you arrive at the hospital.
Adjusting to life after a stroke?
Learn from others like you
A stroke can affect your communication, ability to move about, and cause bowel and bladder issues. Every stroke is unique....
A stroke can lead to a number of changes that are less visible to the others. This includes emotional changes, changes in your thinking ability, fatigue and challenges with perception....
A stroke can change how you do everyday things. Dressing, grooming, meal preparation, chores, driving and leisure may all be affected....
A stroke can have a big impact on the different relationships you have and the roles you play. It also impacts your care partner....
There may come a time in your recovery when you consider returning to work. You may also be considering volunteering....
A stroke can affect your ability to earn a living. It can also bring on new expenses. Ask family and friends, as well as workplace contacts, to look into benefits you qualify for....
A stroke in the family can turn everyone’s world upside down. The physical and emotional changes in the survivor often demand major adjustments in day-to-day life....
Recognize and respond immediately to any of these signs. Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number.
Small, healthy changes in your daily routine can decrease your risk for another stroke. Change is hard. Start with one small change.
Some medical conditions increase the risk of stroke, but you can manage them with medication, treatment and making healthy choices.
Exercise is a good way to maintain your health through recovery, rehabilitation and the rest of your life.
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End of life care (palliative care)
When chronic illnesses progress to a point when there are no further treatments available, end-of-life (palliative) care, may be an option for you and your family. Palliative care is a system of support services, which may involve healthcare professionals, home-care services and bereavement counsellors, depending on your needs.