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Communication Aids for Stroke Survivors

Strokes often affect seniors’ speech, which can make communication challenging. Fortunately, there are communication aids available to help stroke survivors communicate. Before making a purchase, make sure to check with your senior loved one’s insurance provider to determine what your loved one’s policy will cover.   Communication Boards This is a low-tech and easy-to-use option …

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7 Types of Food Senior Stroke Survivors Shouldn’t Eat

Maintaining a healthy diet after a stroke is one of the best ways to prevent high blood pressure and high cholesterol and reduce the likelihood of a second stroke or other cardiac event. Difficulty with chewing, swallowing, and hand-to-mouth coordination as well as a waning appetite are challenges stroke survivors are likely to face, and …

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Tips for Combating Depression in Senior Stroke Survivors

According to the National Stroke Association, more than a third of all stroke survivors experience symptoms of depression. However, the feelings of sadness, anger, and hopelessness that lead to depression can be alleviated. Take a look at the following strategies to help your senior loved one combat post-stroke depression.  Reach Out for Support In 2014, …

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5 Preparations to Make to the Home for Care after a Stroke

Seniors recovering from strokes have many unique needs. It may be difficult for your senior loved one to perform daily tasks after experiencing a stroke, and you might need to modify his or her home. Follow these tips to ensure your loved one’s home is comfortable and safe for post-stroke care. 1. Reduce Bathroom Hazards …

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