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Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

Stroke Recovery: What Caregivers Should Expect

When a loved one suffers a stroke, the entire family’s world turns upside down. Suddenly the mother, father, sister, brother or spouse who gave so much is now the one in need of care. And the biggest question everyone has is: Will they recover? How much? How long will it take? Will they need to…

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Understanding Stroke Recovery

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Understanding stroke recovery is necessary for anyone with a loved one in need of rehabilitation. This post clarifies some basics. As anyone who has experience a stroke will tell you, it is an excruciating experience that has long-lasting effects. What is a Stroke? Simply put, a stroke is when the brain doesn’t get blood and…

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American Heart Month 2019

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Cholesterol Knowledge How much do you know about cholesterol? Chances are, you probably know that too much of it isn’t good for your health. If you’ve read about the topic before, you may also know that there’s actually more than one type of cholesterol, and there’s even good cholesterol. But, chances are, there’s much you…

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New Research: Stroke Doubles Risk of Dementia

What’s the link between stroke and dementia? We’ve long known that link exists, since stroke and dementia are both conditions that affect the brain. A stroke is like a heart attack in the brain. Just as a heart attack is caused by interrupted blood flow to the heart, a stroke is caused by interrupted blood…

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Learn FAST and Save a Life

I was sitting with my grandma at a family wedding, chatting about her newest great-grandchild. Suddenly, Grandma started slurring her words. At first I thought she had simply gotten distracted, but when she repeated herself it sounded like she was gargling water. I asked her if she was okay, and she nodded and tried speaking…

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Short Term Care vs Long Term Care: What’s The Difference?

There is a difference between short term care vs long term care.   Short Term Care: What Is It? Short-term home care services can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of months. Usually while someone is recovering from an illness, injury or surgery. In these instances, home care is a beneficial temporary…

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