purpose of this website is to explain stroke in easy-to-read practical
explanations. Stroke is a complex disease and cannot be
explained in just a few pages. We have tried to organize this
site as a common sense approach to stroke so that the stroke caregiver
can easily understand.
begins by providing a link to our stroke awareness
website. Our first goal is to teach you what the
risk factors are with having a stroke. We want you to learn how to
prevent a stroke from happening in the first place! Next, our website
provides you with all of the medical terms that you might need to know,
especially as a stroke caregiver. For your convenience, an A - Z Glossary
has been developed to help you understand those words often used by
define the various types of stroke, ie Ischemic, Hemorrhagic,
Brainstem and TIA. The next section explains how the brain
is structured. All of the most important areas of the brain
are identified. We give an in-depth explanation of what
functions of the body are affected by stroke to the Brainstem,
Cerebellum or Cerebrum. We explain these functions and
deficits caused by stroke.
provide guidance and questions the stroke caregiver might have when
selecting a rehab hospital. Lastly, we discuss how important
it is to starting rehabilitation after a stroke.