About 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke, and most are aged 65-and-over. As a family caregiver, knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can be a real difference-maker when every precious second counts.
As one of the leading causes of death in the US, many seniors suffer a stroke every year. For those lucky enough to survive, stroke-related complications may include speech disorders, blood clots, depression and chronic headaches. Fortunately, making healthier lifestyle choices can play a large part in lowering one’s stroke risk in the first place.
Many older Americans have a medical condition known as aphasia, which interferes with their ability to speak, read, write and understand language. Getting your message across when an elderly parent has difficulty communicating is possible when taking these steps.
The last few times you’ve gone over to your elderly mother’s house to lend a hand she’s had the television volume blaring. You’ve also noticed lately that her favorite response to any of your questions has become “what?!”. Now that it’s apparent mom has some hearing loss, you’re worried that this newfound communication barrier will in