If you're currently a caregiver for a senior that has suffered a stroke, your role in providing them with the support they need can make a big difference in keeping them safe at home. Here are five tips to help make that happen and assist them with their stroke recovery.
Nearly three-quarters of all strokes occur in people over age 65, and the risk of stroke more than doubles each decade after the age of 55. The risk for strokes in seniors is concerning and these are sobering statistics for them and their caregivers. Here are some of the signs to look for so you can get them the crucial early treatment they need.
Millions of Americans suffer a stroke every year. If you are currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one who just had a stroke, here’s what to expect after they leave the hospital.
A transient ischemic attack, or TIA for short, is a miniature version of a stroke that shares the same symptoms, but these mini strokes only last for a few minutes and don’t cause permanent damage like a stroke can. Unfortunately, roughly one-third of all seniors who experience a mini stroke eventually suffer a full-blown stroke within the next few years- sometimes in a matter of hours or days.