After Stroke

If you or someone you love has already experienced a stroke, the risk of having another is higher than for someone who hasn't had a stroke. In order to reduce the risk of recurring stroke it's important to follow the doctor's orders, get as much exercise as possible (the doctor will make recommendations), eat a healthy diet and make sure that the patient is getting quality care.

Stroke affects each individual in a different way, but common effects of stroke can include loss of balance, curling toes, pain and stiffness, difficulty swallowing, aphasia, slurred speech, difficulty using one side of the body and depression.

Family caregivers need to educate themselves on the best way to help the patient recover and tap into resources that can assist them with practical information and support in their caregiving.

Learn more about life after stroke and get helpful resources.
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