Strokes affect more Americans than any other disease. Though people may experience similar symptoms to others who have had strokes, each person's brain is different and so are the effects of the stroke. Everyone experiences different recovery times.
Symptoms of a major stroke include sudden weakness or numbness, confusion, blurry vision, trouble walking, and sudden and severe headaches. Some effects of stroke include difficulty thinking and speaking, emotional issues, and paralysis. These effects can be difficult to cope with for the person affected and the caregiver.
Because the time immediately following a stroke can be very difficult for all involved, it is important to maintain a positive outlook. Rely on your friends and family to help you as a caregiver during the transitional period. Also, look to home health care agencies like Home by Choice for assistance. Home by Choice offers many services that can assist caregivers including sitter services and grocery shopping services.