Stroke in the Elderly Articles

  • Dementia: Witnessing Cognitive Decline

    What a terrible condition dementia is. It takes the brain of a bright, loving, proud, communicative individual and turns it into a fog of progressive cognitive decline.

  • Hemorrhagic Strokes in Seniors

    During a hemorrhagic stroke, an artery in the brain bursts, blood spews out into the surrounding tissue.

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  • Ischemic Stroke and the Elderly

    An ischemic stroke is the most common kind of stroke. What the symptoms, and how is it treated?

  • The Latest Research on Strokes

    The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke sponsors a wide range of research aimed at finding ways to prevent, diagnose and treat strokes in the elderly.

  • How are Strokes Diagnosed and Treated?

    A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts.

  • Stroke: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

    A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Find out about the warning signs and risk factors.

  • Why a Letter of Competency Should Be Part of Every Senior’s Legal File

    Adding this one simple step when a loved one creates or changes their will, powers of attorney and other crucial legal documents can minimize unnecessary stress and familial discord down the road.

  • How to Communicate with a Senior Who Can No Longer Speak

    It is frightening to watch an aging loved one lose their ability to talk, respond or communicate in any manner, but the powers of touch and hearing can help family caregivers continue to connect with seniors who have aphasia.

  • Stroke Recovery: Getting Back on Track

    The CDC estimates that over 795,000 people experience a stroke each year. Use these expert pointers to help you adequately care for your loved one following a stroke and even reduce your own risk of having a "brain attack."

  • Nine out of 10 Women Don’t Know These Stroke Symptoms

    Most women don’t know that the signs of stroke can be gender specific. This lack of knowledge can lead to dangerous delays in treatment that can reduce an individual's chances for a full recovery.

  • Why Coffee Lowers Stroke Risk and Soda Raises It

    We've known for a long while that sodas, especially the sugary ones, carry all kinds of health risks. A new study shows that stroke is now on that list. But coffee? Drink up!

  • 5 Steps to Slash Your Stroke Risk in Half

    New research highlights the power of five steps that could slash an adult's stroke risk in half. Check out the list of simple lifestyle interventions for stroke prevention.

  • “Mini-Strokes” Can Have Mega Health Effects

    A mini-stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), can seem like a minor incident at first, but these events can have a lasting impact on a person's physical and mental health.

  • 4 Unexpected Stroke Side Effects

    Stroke side effects range from the familiar--speech problems and partial paralysis--to the surprising. Discover 4 lesser-known stroke side effects.

  • Beat It: Post-Stroke Speech Recovery through Music

    To assist in post-stroke speech recovery, the healing power of music may have its roots in rhythm and long-term memory, according to recent research.

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  • Depression May Elevate Stroke Risk in Older Women

    Depression is not uncommon among the elderly. However, research suggests that this psychological disorder may increase the likelihood that an older woman will have a stroke.

  • Positive People May Have Reduced Stroke Risk

    Optimism is a personality trait that has been linked to a variety of health benefits. Now, researchers have discovered that those who look on the brighter side of life are less likely to have a stroke.

  • Painkillers and Heart Disease: Proceed With Caution

    If you're at risk for heart attack or stroke, be careful how you use over-the-counter painkillers.

  • Sweating Out the Risk for Silent Strokes

    Silent strokes indicate that a person may be at risk for a serious stroke. Recent research has shown that exercise can help stave off these types of strokes.

  • Night Strokes Not Being Treated With Most Effective Medicine

    One in seven people who have strokes wake up in the morning with their symptoms already present. Even if these people are immediately rushed to the hospital, they will be ineligible to receive the most effective treatment for their condition.