Stroke in the Elderly Articles

  • Stroke Recovery: Getting Back on Track

    Stroke recovery can be especially daunting for family caregivers and can cause high levels of emotional and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and their caregiver. Use these expert care tips during the recovery and rehabilitation process.

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • What is Vascular Dementia?

    Vascular Dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s Disease. It is caused by brain damage from a cerebrovascular or cardiovascular event, usually stroke.

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  • 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.

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  • Swallowing Disorders: Tips for Using Food and Beverage Thickeners

    When a senior is having trouble swallowing, known as dysphagia, doctors recommend thickening meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration. Use these tips to address dehydration and malnutrition issues in people who have a swallowing disorder.

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  • 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.

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  • Chronic Health Conditions and the Flu: A Deadly Combination

    For elderly people, influenza can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions and even cause death. Vaccinations are a senior’s best defense against the flu and related complications.

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  • Seniors and Blood Clots: What are the Symptoms?

    Blood clots can lead to stroke, heart attack, and other chronic heart conditions. Keeping an eye out for these symptoms can help to protect your loved one's health.

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  • 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.

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  • Parkinsonism: Other Disorders That Resemble Parkinson's

    The uncontrollable shaking and tremors associated with Parkinson's disease are also present in several other senior health conditions.

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  • What is Multi-Infarct Dementia?

    Multi-infarct dementia is a type of vascular dementia caused by numerous small strokes in the brain. The damage to brain tissue significantly impairs an elder's memory.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 5 Steps to Slash Your Stroke Risk in Half

    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.

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  • “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.

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  • 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.

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