Hundreds of thousands of individuals across America will experience a stroke this year. Still, despite the fact that stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the number one cause of adult disability, many remain uneducated as to its causes and methods for prevention. Even more alarming is the fact that many individuals fail to recognize a stroke when experiencing symptoms. Live Free Home Health Care understands the importance of Stroke Education. We encourage the general public to become more aware about stroke risk factors, methods for prevention and symptom recognition.
A stroke is the result of interrupted blood flow to an area of the brain and can cause brain damage. How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability. Abilities impacted usually include speech, movement, and memory.
Symptoms of a stroke include:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, an arm, or a leg – especially on one side of the body.
- Confusion or trouble speaking and understanding.
- Trouble seeing from one or both eyes.
- Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Live Free Home Health Care offers care for individuals who have suffered from a stroke as well as advice and guidance for friends and family who serve as caregivers. Despite a loss of certain abilities, those living with a stroke may still remain comfortable within their own home with the proper care and assistance. If your loved one has suffered a stroke and is in need of care, please call us at 603-217-0149.
You can also find additional information on our stroke resource page by clicking here.
We urge the public to become educated about strokes and offer ourselves as a helpful resource for all who wish to learn more about the disease. For more information on strokes, click here or call 1-800-STROKES (1-800-787-6537).