Post-Stroke and Brain Injury Concerns

After a stroke or brain injury, a person may face a variety of challenges. Every survivor is unique and may exhibit different impairments. Most are common and will improve with time and rehabilitation. Below is a list of possible challenges stroke survivors may exhibit. Some may struggle with many of these, while others may be affected by fewer of them.

Physical Conditions

  • Weakness, paralysis, and problems with balance or coordination
  • Pain, numbness, or burning and tingling sensations
  • Fatigue, which may continue after a person returns home
  • Inattention to one side of the body, also known as neglect; in extreme cases, you may not be aware of your arm or leg
  • Urinary or bowel incontinence 
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Memory problems, poor attention span, or difficulty solving problems
  • Visual problems
  • Difficulty recognizing limitations caused by the stroke 

Communication Challenges

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Cognitive Problems

  • Difficulty maintaining attention
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble with insight and making judgments
  • Disorganization
  • Disorientation
  • Trouble processing information
  • Difficulty with problem solving
  • Reasoning
  • Difficulty with executive functioning (planning, focusing attention, remembering instructions, and managing multiple tasks successfully)

Emotional and Behavioral Changes

  • Sudden mood changes
  • Feeling anxious, worried, pessimistic, or hopeless
  • Isolating one’s self from others
  • Having thoughts of death
  • Loss of energy
  • Increase or decrease in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, thinking, or making decisions
  • Headache
  • Digestive problems
  • Sexual problems

 

Talk to your doctor if your loved one is exhibiting any signs of depression. Antidepressant medicine may be available, or it may be better to get a referral for a psychologist or psychiatrist.

Lingraphica Can Help

We help adults with speech and language impairments to reconnect with family and friends, improve communication, and live their best lives. Call us at 866-570-8775 or visit the link below to get started.