Afraid of having a stroke? Don’t be. All you need to do is rely on the American Stroke Association – they are running a Power to End Stroke campaign which will raise awareness of strokes, their symptoms and ways to deal with them.
In fact, from this campaign, you can get quite a lot of useful information to help you along the way. Celebrate the culture and lifestyle of America, and say no to strokes.Of course you must be aware that brain damage is caused by a stroke – how bad the injury is depends on the severity and the type of the brain attack.
In every stroke case, the chances of recovery are minimal and getting totally well again is hard. This is not just true for the victim, but also for the close family members who have to care for the victim.
Living with someone who has had a stroke can be a challenging experience. The recovery process is long and harsh. It is always a good idea to talk to the doctor and try to understand exactly what kind of brain damage has occurred – for instance, some mild strokes don’t cause very severe damage, thus recovery can be somewhat easy. However you should be aware that in most cases, the damage can be pretty serious, thus the recovery time is much longer. Some people who have had massive strokes might not even recover fully.
You should be fully prepared to help your family member recover from the stroke. Chances are that he will suffer from some physical disabilities – perhaps vision disability or even paralysis. Some stroke victims even experience difficulties in speaking. So it is important to be very compassionate and understanding, and work through the recovery process with patience.