My mom has had 3 strokes & approximately 10 TIAs. The last being Aug '14. She was admitted to Hospice services for Failure to Thrive. She had improved enough for Hospice to discharge her by Dec "14. Due to my father's passing, I moved her from CA, to live with me in WA., in February. Suddenly in mid-March, she began to feed herself, use the commode all day long, and she is now walking with a walker from her bedroom to our living room. Her memory has not improved. We had expected her to continue to decline. But to our surprise, she gets better every day.
Has anyone experienced this? Should I ask for PT/OT, for reconditioning?
I am well aware that the next stroke or TIA will probably set her way back again. Just grateful to see her healthier again.
The only dietary changes I made was changing her Ensure to Ensure Plus, and changing her yogurt to Activia Greek. This was to increase her protein and settle down her gut/diarrhea. Now she eats so well, she doesn't need Ensure.
Thank you all for this informative website.
Blessings to all caregivers and your loved ones.