How family and carers can help As a carer, you can help rehabilitation in a variety of ways: * You can help a stroke survivor to practise tasks set by their therapists. * You can give emotional support to help them stay motivated and positive. * You can learn skills to deal with specific challenges (such as helping the stroke survivor move
Prevention and early intervention is the key to reducing death and disability from stroke. Cost effective prevention strategies are needed for the delivery of stroke awareness and prevention. A priority of our health care system should be to educate the community about stroke risk factors and stroke warning signs to decrease potential death and disability from this preventable
Activity 3.2.4: PLTW Nutrition – Client Report for Trisha Knowles Client Name: Trisha Knowles Health History (including any specific health goals): Trisha Knowles is a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in biology. Trisha exercises regularly, sometimes twice a day. She has been a vegetarian for just under a year and she recently eliminated almost all
Case Study: Patient with Ischemic Stroke Mrs. Alice Palmer is a 54-year old married woman who has been admitted and is being treated with an ischemic stroke which she had 18 hours ago. This paper explores the nursing care of Mrs.
OF PROBLEM: W.C., a 26 year 11 month old woman, was brought to the Florida Atlantic University-Communication Disorders Clinic (FAU-CDC) by her boyfriend for a Speech-Language Evaluation. She was referred to the FAU-CDC by her neurologist for word finding difficulties and a possible articulation disorder after a left hemisphere hemorrhagic stroke one month ago. According to her boyfriend, W.C.’s symptoms began immediately following her stroke and are characterized by word finding difficulties, slowed and choppy speech, and mispronunciation of certain consonants that is affecting intelligibility along with a strained voice.
Main Question Post Cerebrovascular accidents, or strokes, will lead to brain damage that affects the functioning of executive function, memory, language, visuospatial performance and emotional states. Corresponding vertebral arteries and carotid arteries provide blood to the brain from the heart that the carotid arteries are internal and external sections of the
Exploration of the Disease Strokes are caused by a block in the blood supply to the brain which causes a decrease in oxygen and delivery of other important supplies which facilitate proper functioning. Fifteen million cases are reported worldwide annually, although not all of these cases are mortalities, the large prevalence
Breakfast is usually eggs and bacon or ham. You are allowed snacks between. For lunch you can have one cup of salad and one cup of protein. Dinner you are allowed to have two cups of salad with dressing, vegetables, and protein.
Adults and children are both affected by strokes. Strokes are one of the top ten causes of childhood death (Buzzard, 2013, pg. 9). Between 50 and 85 percent of children who have strokes will be affected with long-term health issues (Buzzard, 2013, pg. 9). These health issues may include learning difficulties, seizures and possible recurring strokes (Buzzard, 2013, pg. 9). Up to 20 percent of all strokes occur in people over the age of 55 years old (Buzzard, 2013, pg 7).(DeTallo, 2013)
Mr. Ken Chain is a sixty-five year-old African American male that works at a plumbing company. Ken was walking with pipes on his shoulder when he fell to the ground. A former employee asked was he alright, but his speech was slurred. EMS was called to the scene to take ken to the hospital. One of the doctor’s ran tests and states “ he had a ischemic stroke”. Ischemic stroke occurs when blood vessels that supplies the brain becomes blocked or “clogged” and impairs blood flow to part of the brain.
1. Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke (National Stroke Association, 2014). Some symptoms related with a stroke are headache, blurred vision, trouble speaking, confusion, dizziness and numbness on one side of body. These symptoms are very important to know. Due to how common strokes are
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in American and a leading cause of adult disability. Stroke or other known as a “transient ischemic attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting the blood flown to an area of the brain. These characteristics cause a loss of cerebral function. (NSA, 2014) When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost. These abilities include speech, movement and memory. How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. (NSA, 2014) Stroke rehabilitation starts on admission to hospital and continues after discharge; the aim is to restore a level of
Chief Complaint Stroke. History Patient presents with his wife for followup after inpatient stay for a cardioembolic stroke. He is 74 years old, right-handed. He has a history of atrial fibrillation. He is on Tikosyn. He previously was on Xarelto, but this was stopped due to gross hematuria. He has been on aspirin 325 mg and compliant with this. The patient was admitted after having an event of sudden onset where he could not get up due to right-sided weakness and had difficulty speaking. His wife states that he was talking gibberish and his right arm was uncoordinated. She called EMS and when they arrived, his right arm clumsiness and speech problem was noted. He was brought to the emergency room, where an unenhanced CAT scan was
Introduction This assignment focuses on my practice as a Senior Care Assistant within the hospital. The aim of this essay is to carefully reflect on the Roper-Logan Tierney model and evaluate its efficiency in regards to patient admission. In terms of upholding patient confidentiality as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery
Approximately 15 million people suffer a stroke worldwide each year, of those 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled Mackay et al (2004). Stroke tends to affect people over the age of 75 (Scarborough et al 2009). Since almost 70% of people over 75 retain some teeth (Todd and Laden 1998), maintaining a healthy mouth is important for elderly stroke patients. Not only does effective oral care play a central role in the prevention of infection, a healthy mouth also makes a real difference to a person’s quality of life (McGrath and Bedi 1998) and maintenance of nutritional status (Jones 1998) .For these reasons, this dissertation will examine the benefits of good oral hygiene for elderly stroke patients and nurses role in