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    Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug
    Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug

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    Why Is This Stroke Drug So Dangerous?
    Why Is This Stroke Drug So Dangerous?

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    Secondary Stroke Prevention
    After a first stroke, the likelihood of experiencing a second stroke increases. In order to reduce this possibility, there are certain lifestyle modifications an individual can make.

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    PEDIATRIC STROKES:THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, AND BEYOND - A Patient and Family Guide
    PEDIATRIC STROKES: THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, AND BEYOND...

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    An Overview of Pediatric Stroke: Prenatal Through Teenager - An Educational Guide for Healthcare Providers
    An Overview of Pediatric Stroke: Prenatal Through Teenager An Educational Guide for Healthcare Providers

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    Pediatric Exams: Stroke in Children
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    Stroke Resources in Spanish
    Stroke Resources in Spanish

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    Vascular Dementia
    Vascular Dementia

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    Caregiver Guide to Stroke: Practical tips and resources for new caregivers
    Caregiver Guide to Stroke

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    What You Should Know About Cerebral Aneurysms
    What You Should Know About Cerebral Aneurysms

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    Central Pain Syndrome Post Stroke
    Central Pain Syndrome Post Stroke

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    Coping with Pain
    Coping with Pain

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    Types of Stroke: Brain Stem Stroke
    Brain Stem Stroke

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    Types of Stroke: TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)
    What is a TIA

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    When Loved Ones Lash Out
    When Loved Ones Lash Out

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    Is My Memory Loss a Masquerade?
    Is My Memory Loss a Masquerade?

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    Memory: It’s Complicated
    Memory: It’s Complicated

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    Post-stroke Dental Care
    Post-stroke Dental Care

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    Support for you the carer (End of life care)
    If the person you care for deteriorates suddenly, or gradually over a period of time, you may have concerns or want more information about their end of life care.

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    Support for you the carer (Dealing with a long term condition)
    In recent years there have been several documents and publications about how people with long term conditions, including stroke, can access the services they need over the course of their illness. ( See page 3 in this section ) This is a time of an ageing population and increased demands on health and social care.

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    Support for you the carer (Spiritual care support)
    After the person has a stroke, it can be difficult to come to terms with how this may affect your life as well as theirs. It is a major and unexpected life event for the person and for those closest to them. As well as the physical after effects, some people find themselves

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    Support for you the carer (Intimacy and relationships)
    After stroke there may be areas of the brain, which if damaged, cause physical and emotional changes. This could make resuming your physical relationship difficult. Intimacy,sexual feelings and relationships can be difficult to discuss with your partner let alone a stranger. Some couples are naturally more open about discussing sex together than others regardless of a stroke. However these feelings are part of normal life and your GP or Stroke Nurse are used to dealing with these kind of issues as part of their professional role. They can be approached in confidence, without fear of embarrassment, and can offer a great deal of practical and emotional help and support.

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    Support for you the carer (Looking after your health and wellbeing)
    This section of the web site is just for you the carer. To give you the support, information and advice you need to help you in this important role. Before and after the stroke you are partner, son/daughter, mother/father, sister/brother, or friend. Now in addition you may now be part nurse, therapist, chef, financial controller, advocate, personal trainer, social organiser, personal assistant and more. It is important for you to get help. The following sections give ideas and advice for stroke carers.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Psychological issues)
    Changes in behaviour are more common after stroke than most people realise. In general people know that a stroke causes physical problems but because the function of the brain is so complex, aspects of the persons behaviour can also be affected. As a carer you may be the first to know there is a problem if the change is subtle. In some people the change may be very obvious. It is difficult to predict if the changes can improve, some people do not have a permanent change. However there are no guarantees. There is usually a period of adapting and coping involved by the person themselves and in you as the carer.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Swallowing, eating, and nutrition)
    The following clip shows what happens during a normal swallow and for someone with abnormal swallow after a stroke. This is known as Dysphagia It is essential to follow any eating guidelines if the swallow is unsafe to prevent risk of food entering the lungs. This could cause an Aspiration Pneumonia a serious complication of swallowing difficulties after stroke.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Equipment)
    Most of the equipment you need should be available free of charge once an assessment of need has been made. Some small items you may need to buy yourself. If you decide to buy large items of equipment privately, please seek advice first.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Moving and handling)
    When caring for someone with stroke or disability, you may need to help them move around. It’s essential that you know how to move them safely so you don’t hurt yourself or them.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Physical deficits)
    After a stroke the person’s sensation can be affected. We have nerves from the spinal cord to parts of the body and the central nerves from the brain to the body.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Continence problems)
    Continence is a learned ability to control our bladder and bowel functions.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Perceptual problems)
    Perception is our ability to take information from the world around us and make sense of it. This can be through seeing, smelling, touching, hearing or tasting in other words using all our senses.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Visual problems)
    Visual problems after stroke are common and can be distressing.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Cognition)
    Cognition is all about the persons thinking ability. It includes things like planning, organising, problem solving and decision making.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Memory strategies)
    We all forget things at some time. We all have our own ways to try to remember the important things. By understanding a little about how we learn and how memory works this will help to suggest ways to recall what it is we want to remember.

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Communication strategies)
    Most people think about speech when they think about communication but there are many other ways we can also use to communicate with each other.

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    After a Stroke: A Guide for Caregivers
    After a Stroke: A Guide for Caregivers

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    Perinatal Stroke Infographic
    Perinatal Stroke Infographic

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    Talking About The Facts: Stroke In Children
    Talking About The Facts: Stroke In Children

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    Pediatric Stroke
    What is pediatric stroke?

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    Practical advice and tips for carers (Daily living activities)
    Video tips for washing one handed

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    Life Insurance For Stroke Victims: 8 Things You Must Know
    Life Insurance For Stroke Victims: 8 Things You Must Know

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    How to Get Term Life Insurance if You've Had a Stroke
    How to Get Term Life Insurance if You've Had a Stroke

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    5 simple exercises for amazing home stroke rehab progress
    5 simple exercises for amazing home stroke rehab progress

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    KISS Pediatric Stroke Support
    Disclaimer: This group is for parents or caregivers impacted by pediatric stroke. If you'd like to join, request membership and respond to all 3 survey questions. Please note that we will not accept any membership request if all 3 survey questions are not answered. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is a necessary step to keep this group protected.

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    Timeline of a Stroke
    It might start with the odd symptom. Maybe the side of your face goes numb. Or you can't lift your arm because it feels like lead. If you're having a stroke, what happens next -- and how fast -- makes all the difference in how you'll recover.

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    Types of Stroke
    Have you learned that someone you care about had a stroke? Don't jump to conclusions about how it will affect him. Not all strokes are created equal. There are three major kinds, with different warning signs and symptoms.

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    Guide to Choosing Stroke Rehabilitation Services
    Choosing the Right Stroke Rehab Facility

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    After Your Stroke: How to Handle 5 Common Complications
    After you’ve had a stroke, some physical or mental complications are likely. Depending on how severe the stroke was and other factors, you may have major or minor difficulties that are sometimes temporary or possibly permanent.

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    Why Neuroplasticity Matters to Post Stroke Rehabilitation
    If you have been in rehabilitation for a brain injury, such as trauma or a stroke you have probably heard the term neuroplasticity. It might sound intimidating, but it is one of the most important concepts related to recovery.

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    4 Tips for Combating Hemiplegia Using the Power of the Brain
    With repetition as one of the main keys to improving movement, it’s important to consider creative ways to incorporate repetition into your daily rehabilitation routine. Using virtual reality rehab devices such as the RAPAEL Smart Glove and RAPAEL Smart Board can increase repetition 10x (250-300 repetitions) in the same amount of time as an outpatient therapy session (32 repetitions).

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    The Best Way to Record Stroke Rehab Result: Digital rehab
    What may be the relationship between these two? Rehabilitation has traditionally relied on medical expert’s knowledge, experience and intuition.

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    Top 3 Benefits of Digital / Outpaient Stroke Rehabilitation & Virtual Reality
    We live in such a connected world. The ability to get on a Skype call with relatives or friends across the globe makes us feel more connected than ever before. With data stored in the “cloud” we can access information from anywhere, virtually.

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    Children_ Hand Rehabilitation by Playing Games _RAPAEL Smart Kids
    The RAPAEL Smart Kids combines wearable biofeedback devices and software, which are designed to improve the recovery process for patients with central nervous system disorders.

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    How Can Biofeedback Jumpstart Your Stroke Rehab Program?
    Biofeedback can be used for the retraining of the arm and hand as a way to rehabilitate after a stroke. Following a stroke, the central pathways that are responsible for management of normal muscle tone and functioning can be disrupted or damaged.

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    Stroke Rehab at Home Every Day With Artificial Intelligence
    You must be new to home rehabilitation! We’ll guide you through stroke rehabilitation training #AtHome!

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    Cognitive Rehabilitation & Digtial Stroke Therapy | RAPAEL ComCog
    NEOFECT, a medtech company that designs gamified rehabilitation training solutions for patients with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, is bringing its digital cognitive rehabilitation therapy, RAPAEL ComCog, to the U.S. The software, which is already available in South Korea, enhances memory and response, and seeks to prevent cognitive decline through games.

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    Stroke Rehabilitation is now Fun! Thanks to RAPAEL Smart Glove
    The RAPAEL Smart Glove is a biofeedback system that includes an exo-glove with built-in sensors and an artificial intelligence software to help patients with neurological and musculoskeletal injuries regain their hand mobility.

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    Delicate Movements are More Effective for Changes in the Brain
    Research on the brain has been conducted for a very long time.

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    Help Prevent and Manage Stroke with Technology
    May was Stroke Awareness Month. In trying to increase stroke awareness and the resources that exist for stroke survivors, there are several apps that you can use to both prevent and manage stroke symptoms.

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    Left Side Stroke: The Reason Why People Should Use Their Affected Side
    As mentioned in the former post on neuroplasticity, based on many researches of the scholars, we have learned that the affected side (left side or right side body parts in which movements are suppressed due to the stroke) of the brain-damaged patients could be recovered.

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    Stroke Rehabilitation Exercises at Home | RAPAEL Smart Rehab Solutions
    Welcome to the RAPAEL Home blog. We are excited to use this space to share company news, product updates, and clinical information with you.

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    Using Brain Plasticity to Supercharge Your Brain for Stroke Recovery
    Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, is a term used by neuroscientists that refers to the brain's ability to change and grow at any age.

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    The Latest Way of Stroke Rehab: Serious games
    Serious games for stroke rehabilitation are games with an additional purpose other than its original objective which is the seeking of enjoyment.

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    Smart Rehabilitation Training Games for hemiplegia at home
    NEOFECT’s RAPAEL Smart Rehabilitation Solutions provide rehabilitation and training through games for patients recovering from medical episodes like stroke, brain injury, hemiplegia, and so on.

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    Smart Board: Introducing Your Virtual Reach Retraining Tool
    Research shows that utilizing virtual reality gaming as a therapy tool has the potential to increase a patient's engagement and motivation in therapy allowing them to relearn through repetition, reinforcement and immediate feedback. (1)

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    RAPAEL Smart Pegboard, Fine Motor Skill and Cognitive Rehabilitation for Stroke
    CES Innovation Award Honoree second year in a row, a healthcare technology startup NEOFECT, has developed an addition to their array of smart rehabilitation products.

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    The Road to Stroke Recovery with RAPAEL
    The smart glove has been an innovative, exciting and accessible way to continue therapy at home. There have been noticeable improvements in my right hand’s movement.

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    Assistance With Finger Extension After Stroke: Introducing NEOFECT Extender
    Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.(1) Seventy Five percent of these stroke survivors will present with upper extremity impairments.

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    Toys for Kids with Cerebral Palsy | Smart Kids
    Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder occurring during brain development that is characterized by abnormalities in body movement and muscle coordination.

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    Neofect ComCog: An Attention and Memory Training Tool
    ComCog is a brain re-training software that focuses on attention and cognition.

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    Recovery Calendar: An Important Component of Stroke Recovery
    Calendars are essential for just about anyone who wants to stay on track toward their goals.

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    Understanding Cerebral Palsy Classification levels
    Children with cerebral palsy may be classified as Diplegic, Hemiplegic, Quadriplegic, Dyskinetic, Ataxic or a mixture of these depending on the presentation of their symptoms.

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    3 Common Reasons Why Your Home Rehab Isn_ Working and How To Fix It
    Often after a stroke or other neurological injury the recovery process can continue long after traditional rehab and therapy end.

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    Understanding Your Brain and Stroke
    An adult’s brain weighs only about 3 lbs, but it is known to be one of the most important organs in our bodies. Because the brain is very soft and delicate, it is susceptible to damage under external force and can also be susceptible to damage from internal forces like strokes and aneurysms as well.

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    Artificial Intelligence(AI) Healthcare and Customized Rehabilitation
    AI Healthcare is emerging as next-generation technology, bringing fundamental changes to one's lifestyle as well as to healthcare ecology through the change of healthcare paradigm, explosive data growth, and organic emergence of cutting edge technologies.

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    How To Measure Stroke Recovery Properly
    Consistent participation in rehabilitation can be hard to sustain, often because it is difficult for patients to notice progress as it is happening. Small changes are often unseen or overlooked as insignificant.

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    Medical Tests for Diagnosing Strokes
    A stroke is a medical condition occurring due to anomalies in the cerebral blood vessels. Although professionals are often able to make an approximate diagnosis from observing the symptoms, it can be difficult to determine the type or cause of injury without further testing.

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    Stroke Rehab Products - 6 Gadgets for Stroke Survivors
    You may be contemplating whether or not you should buy any stroke rehab products for your recovery at home. In making that decision it is important to note that in order to

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    Movement and Strength of Children with Cerebral Palsy
    Cerebral palsy is defined as non-progressive lesions or damages in the brain at or before birth, leading to impairments in movement and posture.

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    Ministroke and Stroke: What Should We Do for TIA Recovery?
    The term “ministroke” is the common nickname of a transient ischemic attack(TIA). A TIA is a temporary blood flow irruption to part of the brain. Even if ministroke sounds like it’s not a severe health problem, around 1 in 3 people who experience a ministroke experience a major stroke within a year.

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    The 4 Most Misunderstood Myths About Stroke and Stroke Recovery
    If you or a loved one has had a stroke, you likely know that there can be some misinformation or misunderstandings about the facts surrounding stroke and stroke recovery.

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    Global Trend of Artificial Intelligence Healthcare 1: U.S. and Europe
    Major countries including U.S., Europe, Japan, and South Korea are focusing on policy capacities to their industrial development and investments in R&D in order to utilize active use of big data,

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    3 Things Most People Don_ Know About Home Health Services
    Many people get discharged from an inpatient rehab setting and are told that they will receive home health services when they return home. However many people do not fully understand what home health entails, why they qualified and how long they are eligible for these services.

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    What is Foot Drop?
    Various neurologic or orthopedic conditions can result in a condition of the lower extremity called foot drop. Foot drop occurs when changes in muscle tone in the foot and leg affect coordination and strength resulting in an inability to flex the ankle or lift the forefoot.

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    NeoMano: Regain Hand Function and Independence
    NeoMano is a wearable, soft robotic hand created by NEOFECT that enables and empowers people with hand paralysis to perform daily activities.

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    Global Trend of Artificial Intelligence Healthcare 2: Japan and S. Korea
    Following the previous content, the Artificial Intelligence(AI) healthcare trend in Japan and South Korea will be discussed here.

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    5 Symptoms of a Right Side Stroke of the Brain
    A stroke might look different depending on which side of your brain it affects. For example, if the left side of the body is affected, then the stroke likely happened on the right hemisphere.

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    5 Symptoms of a Left Side Stroke of the Brain
    The brain is made up of 2 hemispheres, the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere. Each hemisphere is responsible for controlling different functions in our bodies.

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    Hemiparesis in Children: Pitfalls and Rehabilitation Solutions from an Occupational Therapist
    Soon after having a stroke, Marcy began looking for stroke rehabilitation solutions that she can do at home.

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    Hemiplegia vs. Hemiparesis
    Hemiplegia and hemiparesis are both results of brain or spinal cord injuries that affect both movement and sensation. They can be difficult to treat and can make simple functional tasks difficult for patients. Although they differ from one another in many ways, Hemiplegia and hemiparesis can sometimes have the same underlying symptoms.

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    What is the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)?
    The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a stroke assessment tool used by clinicians to evaluate and document the impact of stroke on a patient.

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    What is Muscle Atrophy and How Can I prevent it?
    Muscle atrophy is when the muscle wastes away and is often experienced by patients with certain brain injuries, Cerebral Palsy, stroke, malnutrition, or extended hospitalization.

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    What is Left Neglect and How Can I Treat it?
    Many stroke survivors experience left sided neglect. Some may experience it more extreme than others. Left sided neglect is defined as impaired awareness of stimuli on one side of the body, despite not having any sensory loss to that side of the body.

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    How to Quickly Recover After Stroke
    Stroke recovery is different for every person. After someone survives a stroke their recovery starts day one and can continue for several years.

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