A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. It's caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localized bleeding in the surrounding tissues. This bleeding kills brain cells.
The Greek root for blood is hemo. Hemorrhage literally means "blood bursting forth." Brain hemorrhages are also called cerebral hemorrhages, intracranial hemorrhages, or intracerebral hemorrhages. They account for about 13% of strokes.
Some adults with disabilities live at home until their parents pass away or are no longer able to care for them. These older adults may need the same level of training for independent living that teens and young adults require.
Community agencies help people with disabilities make the transition to independent living. Specially designed living spaces help some teens and young adults to live alone. Other teens and young adults choose to live in group homes, preferring the comfort of being around people and knowing that extra help is available if they need it.
Some people find it helps to:
Talk with other parents about how they have helped their children with disabilities adjust to independent living.
Find out about local agencies that help people with disabilities to live on their own.
Get in touch with an occupational therapist, who is trained to prepare people with disabilities for independent living.
Visit group homes in your community, and talk with people who live there.
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September 09, 2014
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