Stroke Information For Caregivers

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How Sexuality Changes After Stroke

Sexuality may be affected after a stroke. Find out what to expect and what you can do about changes in sexual function after stroke. Sexuality can change after a stroke. Strokes are rarely a direct cause of sexual dysfunction. But the stress brought...

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Coping With Pure Word Deafness

Pure word deafness is a rare type of aphasia most commonly caused by stroke. Learn what types of strokes cause it. Pure word deafness is a rare type of aphasia most commonly caused by stroke. Stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing the...

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The 3 Phases of Swallowing

Swallowing requires a series of three steps that must occur in sequence: the oral phase, the pharyngeal phase, and the esophageal phase. As easy as it might seem, swallowing is actually one of the most complicated actions carried out by our bodies....

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Six Ways to Support a Stroke Survivor

Six helpful, important things you can say to help provide support to someone recovering from a stroke. When you know someone who is recovering from a stroke, it is important to know that social support helps the healing process. Positive...

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Treatment for Aphasia After a Stroke

Aphasia, which is difficulty in speaking, is a common problem after a stroke. Here are examples of the therapies currently in use. Aphasia refers to a difficulty understanding language or speaking. It a common complication of stroke. In general...

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Jaw Exercises for Dysphagia Therapy

Dysphagia therapy consists of strengthening the muscles that are used for chewing or swallowing. Many stroke patients experience dysphagia. Dysphagia, a disorder that causes difficulty with chewing and swallowing food, affects a significant number...

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