Recovery from stroke can vary from person to person and be dependent on many factors such as type of stroke, location of stroke, severity of stroke, age etc. Several impairments may occur as a result of the stroke. The Champlain Regional Stroke Network has created infographics to help understand some of the common concerns following a stroke.
It used to be thought that much of the recovery will have occurred by 3 months but we now know that recovery can take place over a much longer period of time.
The Toronto Stroke Networks developed The Guide for Stroke Recovery is a resource that allows persons with stroke and family/caregivers to easily navigate information about common post-stroke topics and find practical strategies, video demonstrations and actionable solutions to common questions or concerns after stroke.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has an excellent resource titled Your Stroke Journey which covers many topics related to stroke recovery. The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has also put together helpful hints and videos on personal care. There are tips from how to make dressing easier, to lists of items to keep in the bathroom and shower area. For more information on this resource Click here. For additional information of stroke recovery please visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Recovery and Support Page.
The Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery along with staff from the Calgary Early Supported Discharge Program has developed educational videos about some impairments that can be experienced as a result of a stroke. The video below outlines Fatigue and Energy Conservation After Stroke. Several other videos are available including:
-Managing Attention Impairments After Stroke
-Managing Anxiety & Frustration After Stroke
-Organizing, Planning & Processing After Stroke
-Upper Extremity Management After Stroke
-Memory impairments After Stroke
-Managing Unilateral Spatial Neglect &