Health Challenge: Impact of Stroke Introduction Stroke represents a very abrupt cerebral event which not only changes health status but also changes the person’s risk factors for further complications. Stroke must be analyzed in two stages: the pre- and post-stroke. Once a stroke has occurred, secondary prevention is aimed at multiple issues such as anxiety and depression, pain, fatigue, memory and attention problems, and problems with speech and vision (Cross & Walker, 2008). The population to be discussed consists of people aged 55 years and older. The person who survives a stroke is very often confronted with an intolerable burden and quality of life is virtually nonexistent. There is similar lack of quality of life for the...The end:
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