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A buying guide for body-worn absorbent products

Choosing suitable body-worn absorbent products is not an easy endeavor for stroke carers because the information available on websites of different brands is overwhelming. Most of the time, it becomes a trial and error business and you are more likely to spend unnecessarily. Although adult body-worn absorbent product use has become widespread around the world, surprisingly, according to the experts, very little research exists. This became evident when an expert group carried out an extensive review of the published research in 2018. You can read this through this link. This is a very comprehensive report that also includes expert consensus…

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Measuring urine leak helps regain bladder control

Stroke can rob bladder control resulting in urine leak. Evidence-based methods exist to regain bladder control. However, urine leaks can occur while attempting those methods to monitor success as well as choosing the correct absorbent products to contain such urine leaks. How important is measuring the amount of urine leaked? First, it is the first step of your buying guide for body-worn absorbent products. (You can find a simple buying guide in another post). This metric is critical because the absorption capacity varies with the product type. Second, you can use this information in the form of a monitoring chart…

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Workplace wellness programs

Workplace wellness programs not only detect those at risk of getting a stroke and coronary heart disease but prevent occurrence also. Overall, these interventions promote general well-being. As a general measure, the strategy is one of the cost-effective interventions of health promotion. How? Employees spend most of their time in the workplace throughout the most productive period of their lives. Carrying out wellness programs yield many dividends not only to themselves but employers and society at large also. The program managers too can save their valuable time, money, and limited resources because the workplaces gather apparently healthier individuals into one…

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Blend cardio with muscle strengthening exercises

In your post-stroke recovery journey, experts say to blend cardio exercises with muscle strength exercises

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How to sit when measuring blood pressure

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Posted in Best practices Communication after stroke

Cboard: A free app for speech impairments

This is great news for the caregivers of those with speech and language difficulties. This is how it works: do they need something to tell? such as I need water. they see the visual, click it, we hear it. The good thing is that we can customize it for our needs. Loads of pictures are available as pictograms. This is the link:https://www.cboard.io/. Enter the website; You will see the front page as shown below. Then, start your Cboard. Then, sign up. Then, you will receive an email for confirmation. unlock it. now, you can build a board. Once you registered…

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