Hundreds of thousands of individuals across America will experience a stroke this year. Still, despite the fact that stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the number one cause of adult disability, many remain uneducated as to its causes and methods for prevention. Even more alarming is the fact that many individuals fail to recognize a stroke when experiencing symptoms. Heart, Body, & Mind Home Care understands the importance of Stroke Education. We encourage the general public to become more aware about stroke risk factors, methods for prevention and symptom recognition. Heart, Body & Mind Home Care knows that acting F.A.S.T is the key to reducing the side effects of a stroke.
As part of a national public education movement Heart, Body, & Mind Home Care encourages F.A.S.T thinking when you are unsure if a loved one has experienced a stroke.
Symptoms of a stroke include…
A stroke is the result of interrupted blood flow to an area of the brain and can cause brain damage. How a stroke patient is affected depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability. Abilities impacted usually include speech, movement, and memory.
According to the National Stroke Association (NSA), 80% of strokes are preventable through
careful attention to these ten steps:
There are ways to make life easier if your abilities are impacted due to stroke.
Heart, Body & Mind Home Care offers care for individuals who have suffered from a stroke as well as advice and guidance for friends and family who serve as caregivers. Despite a loss of certain abilities, those living with a stroke may still remain comfortable within their own home with the proper care and assistance.
We urge the public to become educated about strokes and offer ourselves as a helpful resource for all who wish to learn more about the disease.
Heart Body & Mind Home Care is committed to the principle that it takes more than just effort to provide care to another human being – it takes heart. Our hearts are in all that we do. If you are interested in learning more about our compassionate home care and wellness services in Southwest Florida, including
Please contact us at (866) 488-1485.
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