Recovering From a Stroke

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March 16, 2022

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Recovering From a Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of serious adult disability in the United States. A stroke happens when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). Rehabilitation may help someone who has had a stroke to relearn skills that are suddenly lost when part of the brain is damaged. Depending on the severity of the disabilities, several types of rehabilitation therapies may help a stroke survivor regain some, or all, of the functions damaged by the stroke and teach them new ways to compensate for any remaining disabilities. Therapies include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychological therapy

Learn more about these therapies for stroke rehabilitation and options for inpatient, outpatient, and home and facilities-based rehabilitation programs.

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Green Pea Soup

Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, this green pea soup recipe is a quick alternative to canned soup. Lower the sodium content by using dried whole or split peas and low sodium boullion.