The first six months of stroke recovery is very crucial for its final outcome. The recovery is much faster in the first three months and then taper off in the latter half. However, the recovery continues even after the sixth month but at a slower rate.
The good news is that we can do something for better recovery by carrying out organized physical activities and exercises. At the same time, stroke carers need to know a lot about caring for other aspects of life. This page addresses these issues with the help of research findings and experts’ recommendations.
Dealing with walking and movement problems
This is where stroke carers assist in better recovery. Research is very convincing that early mobility, physical activities, and exercises result in better recovery. Read the following posts and share your experiences.
- Glossary of terms of physical activities and exercises: This post introduces the terms that are in use in this field. It is useful for stroke carers to know about these terms.
- Early mobility improves recovery after stroke: This post emphasizes the importance of early mobility.
- Blend cardio with muscle strengthening exercises: It seems that stroke carers tend to ignore the importance of cardio in physical rehab. This post brings expert advice in this regard.
- How to improve upper limb weakness: This post brings our expert advice regarding what to do to improve upper limb weakness.
Dealing with bladder and bowel problems
- Loss of bladder control after stroke: This post describes how bladder control happens in normal situations and stroke disrupts its mechanism.
- Know about incontinence briefs: Knowing about incontinence briefs is paramount because bladder problems are very common after stroke.
- Absorbent products for men with urine incontinence: There are absorbent products for men. It is worthwhile to know about it.