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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.

When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.

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."

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.

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!

It was a September day in 2008 when my husband and I began our trip down dementia's ever-darkening road.

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.

What a terrible condition dementia is. It takes the brain of a bright, loving, proud, communicative individual and turns him or her into an infant.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

When it comes to using over-the-counter painkillers, caution is necessary, according to two new studies. One study showed that stopping aspirin use raised heart attack and stroke risk; another found that frequent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use also elevated risk. NSAIDs include ibuprofen and naproxen.

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.

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.

When an elderly loved one has a stroke, it can be shocking how much damage is done so quickly. Depending on the part of the brain affected, your loved one may be unable to speak or walk, so rehabilitative services are essential to their recovery. Stroke rehab and recovery services help survivors improve their ability to walk, speak and manage day-to-day life.

When an elderly person has a stroke, a good rehabilitation center is the key to recovery for stroke victims.

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

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