Depending on what part of the brain was affected by a stroke, the way a person acts may be different from how he or she acted before the stroke.
A person who was very concerned about details before a
stroke may become sloppy and care little about
personal appearance after a stroke. Because these problems may be annoying, it
is easy to think that there is an emotional or psychological problem. In some cases, that may be true. But also consider:
Since you've recently had a stroke, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.
1. How soon can I expect to recover after my stroke?
2. How will having a stroke change what I can and can't do?
3. Will I need to change my diet? What foods should I be avoiding or eating more of?
4. Are there any other lifestyle changes I should make?
5. Would physical or occupational therapy be helpful? Can you make a referral?
6. Are there any medications I should take to help me during my recovery?