You may ask yourself what on earth you can do to help a client prevent a stroke – especially if you are only with them for a short period during the day, but rest assured there are plenty of ways that I help my clients do this. I use what I call my three-step process (mostly only two apply here though!): Fix nourishing food, help them get exercise and make certain that they are clean.
Of course by now you have figured out that the first two apply to stroke prevention. Besides avoiding foods that may cause hypertension, exercise helps to eliminate the food residue thus helping keep arteries clear of clog. Another thing you can help your clients with is to avoid extra-curricular activities that may cause them issues; such things as alcohol, drugs and smoking.
Of course family history sometimes enters the picture, but for the most part, strokes are a result of life habits. Many times they could potentially be perceived as a matter of choice.
When people eat healthy foods, do what they can to keep their bodies moving and do not engage in unhealthy habits that become a constant in their everyday life, their stroke risk diminishes greatly – as long as there is no heredity issue that is. As with everything, the best any caregiver can do is study up, care and constantly display that With Age Comes Respect.