Over 7 million people in the U.S. survive a stroke each year. Like the individuals who experience them, no two strokes are the same. Learn more about the common physical, communication, emotional and behavioral effects that stroke can have on a survivor and find great tips for improving and adapting to make the most of your recovery.
What to Expect in Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is a critical part of recovery for many stroke survivors. The effects of stroke may mean that you must change, relearn or redefine how you live. Stroke rehabilitation helps you return to independent living.
Learn more about the many physical challenges that commonly occur after stroke such as paralysis, seizures, muscle tightness and stiffness (spasticity), fatigue and more.
Stroke may affect communication in a number of ways. Learn more about conditions impacting speech, language, reading and writing and find tips for improving your communication skills.
Emotional & Behavioral Challenges
Emotional and behavioral changes are a common effect of stroke. Injury from a stroke may make a person forgetful, careless, irritable or confused. Stroke survivors may also feel anxiety, anger or depression.