A study recently published in the journal Stroke found challenging balance with virtual reality games could help patients recover faster after suffering a stroke.Read More
Your body knows best when it comes to health, and when you or your loved one begin developing symptoms, there are some that should not be ignored. For example, getting sudden, intense headaches can signal a number of health problems making a doctor's appointment necessary so conditions such as cardiac cephalgia, meningitis and temporal arteritis can be ruled out.Read More
With February recognized as American Heart Health Month, senior care providers may be on especially high alert for preventing some of the most serious cardiovascular conditions facing older adults, and that includes stroke. There are a number of ways for caregivers to help the elderly reduce their risk of a stroke, and many of them are easy to implement.
Emotional health is important. When you disregard your own emotional needs, you can become physically ill. This comes full circle when poor emotional health hinders your ability to give your loved one the attention they need.
As a family caregiver, you know that dealing with the aftermath of a stroke can be overwhelming. While the effects of stroke are different for each individual, any and all of the after effects associated with the disease can be hard to handle, for both survivors and their family members. However, many of the physical disabilities and detrimental emotional changes can improve over time. There are many things that you, as a family member and caregiver, can do to help.