November 25, 2021

“Caregiving; that’s all”

The above phrase sums up everything of the unmet needs of stroke caregivers according to a research paper published on PLOS ONE by Spanish researchers following a study with 18 spousal caregivers.

Unmet needs

The unmet needs of stroke survivors and their caregivers differ substantially according to a systematic narrative review published in the Journal of Stroke & cerebrovascular diseases in 2020. Caregivers need to know how to care for their loved ones and themselves; survivors want to know about their health and how to socialize.

Who cares for carers?

This blog post dives into a caregiver’s journey to become a minister for informal caregivers in Quebec.

How to regain movements after stroke

This post packages the current evidence into six basic rules to follow in your pursuit of movement recovery.

Best practices to regain walking

This post deals with the recommended best practices of applying basic rules to regain walking ability after stroke.

Aerobic/muscle- strengthening exercises a must

2020 Stroke Rehabilitation Clinicians Handbook recommends aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercises for all stroke survivors.

Bladder problems among stroke survivors are common; half of them complain of incontinence on hospital admission; one-fourth leave the hospital with the problem; yet, 15 per cent live with it at the year-end.

The image describes how the prevalence of urinary incontinence varies with time after stroke

Experts recommend first to make attempts to train the bladder before using either diapers, pullups, to catheters. But it does not happen. This post amplifies their recommendations. Find out how you can train the bladder after a stroke.

Minimise prolonged bed rest

If we extend a complete bed rest more than a day, our bodies begin to re-set all its systems; in month-long bed rest, one might muscle strength by 6-40 per cent – “If we do not use, we lose”. Read more about the detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest.

How to prevent bed sores

Bedsores are a common but preventable problem after stroke. Read what evidence informs us of how to prevent bedsores among stroke survivors.

“How -To” recognize a stroke

Stroke kills 32,000 every second.

Time is the key to minimizing brain damage from a stroke event. Everyone needs to know the warning stroke symptoms and signs.