A stroke can occur at any time. It happens when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.
Sometimes the warning signs of a stroke may last only a few moments and then disappear. These brief episodes, known as transient ischemic attacks (TIA's) are sometimes called "mini-strokes." These should not be ignored. TIA's help to identify any underlying condition.
Stroke recovery care
4 Seasons Senior Living is trusted to provide the senior care you need during the stroke recovery stage.
Stroke recovery can take anywhere from three to four months to two or more years. This depends on the severity and recovery conditions.
Stroke senior care
The level of senior care required during the stroke recovery also depends on the severity of the stroke and other factors.
What are the warning signs of a stroke?
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)
Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Severe headache with no known cause