Stroke Rehabilitation - Adapting After a Stroke
After a stroke,
rehabilitation will not only focus on helping you
recover from disabilities but also on making changes in your lifestyle, at
home, at work, and in relationships. Changes you make will depend on how the stroke affected your ability to function.
For example, a stroke on the right side of the
brain can cause difficulty with doing everyday tasks. This type of stroke
affects the ability to judge distance, size, position, rate of movement, form,
and the way parts relate to the whole.
Some people who have had a stroke tend to be slow, cautious, and
disorganized when they are doing unfamiliar tasks. They appear anxious and
hesitant, which is often quite different from the way they were before the
Depending on the amount of disability, many people may
need help at home with a variety of daily activities. For more information,