Guest Post By:Amanda Kaestner
Since a stroke is a type of brain injury, moving, talking, or thinking after one may be difficult for a survivor. One part of his or her body may be stronger than the other, and these complications can last short-term or possibly long-term. Recovery rates vary significantly from one survivor to the next. As a loved one copes with life after such a traumatic experience, it may be difficult to know how to help.
Here are four ways loved ones, acting as caregivers, can navigate that tricky post-stroke period.
Find Simple Fixes
After a stroke, everyday tasks may prove to be more difficult or even severely hinder a loved one's independence. Help him or her simplify. A quick 'fix' may be just the thing to keep survivors' and caregivers' stress levels down.