Stroke: What is it? Know the Signs. Lower Your Risk.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. It’s important to know the signs of stroke and act quickly if you suspect someone is having one. This article from the National Institute on Aging provides helpful information everyone should know about strokes. A stroke is serious, just like a heart attack, so it’s important to know the …

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Aging in Place: The Signs of a Stroke

The All-Important Warning Signs of a Stroke Erin McKittrick: Hello, Bethesda. I’m Erin McKittrick, Director of Nursing for Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac. We are a proud member of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. I’m here today to share with you all of the important warning signs for a stroke. If you even think …

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Stroke Recovery: Getting Back On Track

Stroke recovery can be especially daunting for family caregivers and can cause high levels of emotional, mental, and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and their caregiver, says the National Stroke Association. To help a loved one get back on track quickly with less stress, you may want to look into temporary or longer-term …

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Family Adjustment to Aphasia

Richard S. was a senior manager at a small company and next in line for a vice presidency. His wife worked as a free-lance writer. They had three active teenagers. Life had its ups and downs, but overall it was quite comfortable-happy marriage, nice home, occasional travel, and a close circle of friends. One night …

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Gabby Giffords Remains In The Public Eye

In the past five years, Gabby Giffords has hiked the Grand Canyon, gone skydiving, raced in a 40-mile bike ride and founded an advocacy group that helped persuade President Barack Obama to take executive action on gun control. That’s while recovering from a gunshot wound that nearly killed her, learning to speak again and rehabilitating. …

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Caregivers and Stroke Rehabilitation

Potomac Caregivers are an integral part of the stroke rehabilitation process. It’s a challenging job with a lot to keep in mind. In this guide from the American Stroke Association, the value caregivers provide is recognized as important to recovery. A stroke survivor’s family is often the most important source of long-term support during recovery …

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National Stroke Awareness Month

May is also National Stroke Awareness Month. For those who have suffered a stroke, the rehabilitation process can be a time of fear and apprehension. In this article from the National Stroke Association, there are some common post-stoke conditions listed with information on how they can be managed. There are many conditions that may develop …

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Recovering from a Stroke

May is American Stroke Awareness Month If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, you are in the company of almost 800,000 other Americans who experience a stroke every year. More than 7 million Americans have had a stroke at some time, and many are still living with the effects. The effects of …

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