Population Health Perspective: Recovery of the Elderly After a Stroke


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Population Health Perspective: Recovery of the Elderly After a Stroke
Surviving a stroke is a traumatic challenge. Many stroke survivors find themselves apathetic. Apathy is a barrier to therapies. Participation in therapies is a requirement for learning how to live again, but apathy symptoms after a stroke hinder the patient’s progress and results in long-term effects in regards to quality of life (Mayo et al, 2009;
, 2010).
Throughout the first year after a stroke apathy changes over time, but the impact of apathy in the period right after the stroke is visible in terms of progress in recovery. It is normal to have some degree of apathy after a stroke especially in the elderly. Elderly stroke patients often have poor...
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