A Case Study Based On Bill The Stroke Patient

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In this assignment I will be looking into a case study based on Bill the Stroke patient. Bill is a retired shipbuilder age 68. Bill was found collapsed and unconscious in his garden by his wife Sandra.Bill has left side weakness and is not able to respond to any stimuli with his left hand. I will explain the details of what is a stroke. How a stroke is caused and the impact of a stroke. The effects of a stroke has on the systems and functions of the body. I will then discuss the effects that a stroke causes to psychological, physical and social wellbeing. It will demonstrate how theory concepts are put into place when treating patients who have suffered a stroke.

A thrombolytic cerebrovascular accident known as a CVA is a brain attack
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Or a cerebral embolism occurs when a clot has travelled into the cerebral circulation which causes local cerebral infarct. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by blood leaking into the brain because of the damaged vessel in the brain rupturing. Bill has suffered a right hemisphere stroke which can lead to paralysis on this left side, behavioral changes, vision and memory loss stated in Brainfoundation.org.au, (2016).

When a stroke attacks it caused damage to parts of the brain says Stroke.org.uk, (2015). The brain is a major organ of the nervous system and it is in charge of emotions and thoughts. The brain is made up with 3 separate elements. The cerebellum, forebrain and the brainstem which is part of the spinal cord. The brain is broken down into smaller elements to identify what each part is responsible for. There are four lobes which have big surface regions in the brain area. The frontal which is in charge of moving, speech, personality and behavior. The parietal lobe is in charge of touch, temperature and pain. The occipital lobe is in charge of visual information and vision. The temporal lobe is in charge of hearing and memory. REF says the brain controls the functions of the body like heart rate and breathing, the brain receives and sorts out the information to the control parts of the body. If the brain has been starved of vital blood supply it will damage the brain cells and therefore information cannot be sent to parts of the
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