from stroke: What can we do?
Stroke may cause temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis on one
side of the body. A person who is suffered a stroke may have
difficulty caring for himself or herself, such as in bathing,
dressing, and managing a household or a job. Stroke can affect a
person's vision, memory, speech, and muscle strength, as well as his
or her ability to drive a car safely and engage in typical leisure
Occupational therapists are trained in helping people lead as
independent a life as possible. Occupational therapists can help
stroke survivors regain their strength to again engage in daily
What can occupational
for the home that can aid a person completing tasks, such as
dressing, bathing, preparing meals, and driving.
customized splint to improve hand function.
Evaluate the home
for safety hazards and adapt the home by removing hazards that can
cause further injury.
that improves the ability to complete daily tasks.
Build a personís
physical endurance and strength.
Help a person
compensate for vision and memory loss.
that rebuild self-confidence and self-esteem.
What can family and
stroke education classes to become better aware of how stroke
affects a person.
Encourage a stroke
survivor to practice tasks to increase strength and endurance and to
occupational therapist about how to help a person who is suffered a
stroke to participate in meaningful daily activities and tasks.
Information provided by the American Occupational Therapy Association
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