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Can there be complications with ACA? – (Posted late on 12/30 from 12/26)

Acute Cerebellar Ataxia, otherwise being referred to as ACA, may become permanent in some elders if they have suffered from a stroke, an infectious disease or if they are bleeding into their cerebellum. Besides your cerebellum being at higher risk, … Continue reading

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Stroke Doctors

As a caregiver, if your client has had a stroke, it is important for you to help them find the correct doctor. There are typical medical professionals and then there are physicians that specifically study strokes. This is the type … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation needs to begin right away (Posted late on 10/13 from 10/10)

The brain is damaged and needs a reboot. That is why post-stroke therapy needs to begin within 24 to 48 hours after the stroke has occurred. The initial rehab will begin right in the acute-care section of the hospital in … Continue reading

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Whatever can be done for clients post stroke?

Stroke statistics published by NINDS (National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke) state that about 795,000 people suffer from a stroke each year and nearly 530,000 of them live through the ordeal and need post stroke rehabilitation. If brain damage … Continue reading

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Getting a client to the hospital during a stroke

Did you know that the first 60 minutes after a stroke is the most critical? Indeed they are because there are new treatments that are available currently that can greatly reduce the damage a stroke my cause. Each and every … Continue reading

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What types of impairments may happen after a stroke?

Yesterday I blogged about strokes that stymie the brain can indeed affect the entire human body as well. One common known affect is that of partial or complete paralysis to one of the body (ordinarily a stroke only affects one … Continue reading

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What is a TIA?

A TIA is the acronym for a transient ischemic attack. It may also be referred to as a ‘ministroke.’ It is the result of a temporary interruption of the blood flow to part of the brain, the spinal cord or … Continue reading

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