What is a stroke?
Cerebrovascular disease is a common disorder for people aged 60 or above. It is caused by a lack of blood supply or burst blood vessels in brain. When blood supply is blocked, it will directly influence the absorption of nutrition and oxygen to brain tissues, leading to sensory and motor disabilities or even death.
Signs & symptoms of a stroke
The symptoms of stroke usually occurs suddenly. General symptoms include: blurring of vision, sudden severe headaches, fall and paralysis of the body, and in the worst case, coma and death.
Preventing a stroke
While ageing increases chances of a stroke, there are ways to control the risk factors. Here are some steps that you can take:
A caregiver’s role and responsibilities
Caregivers play a major role for those recovering from a stroke, especially at the beginning of the recovery process. Here are some tips on how to improve your loved one's physical, psychological and spiritual well-being during the rehabilitation journey.