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20 May 2014

What is a Stroke?

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A stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow to the brain. This can cause a decrease in oxygen and result in the destruction of brain cells.  Physical, emotional, and mental functions are severely affected in a stroke incident. Every patient will experience different symptoms depending on the type and location of brain injury. Private caregivers who understand the effects of strokes are able to provide high quality care to patients, and peace of mind for family members. During a stroke, if the brain is without oxygen for too long, the risk of brain damage increases. Because the brain is the center for all bodily functions, a stroke can have a variety of effects on individuals. Effects of a Stroke Stroke patients can have visual disturbances and loss of vision. Their sleep patterns can be disrupted, causing further discomfort during post-stroke treatment. Muscles can be paralyzed and effect…

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