Long term rehabilitation after stroke. [free clinical guideline]
Despite improvements in mortality and morbidity, stroke survivors need access to effective rehabilitation services. Over 30% of people have persisting disability and they need access to stroke services long term. Stroke rehabilitation is a multidimensional process, which is designed to facilitate restoration of, or adaptation to, the loss of physiological and psychological function when reversal of the underlying pathological process is incomplete. Rehabilitation aims to enhance functional activities and participation in society and thus improve quality of life.
The aim of the NICE stroke clinical guideline (2013) is to review the structure, processes and interventions currently used in rehabilitation care, and to evaluate wheter they improve outcomes for people with stroke. This guideline reviews some of the available interventions that can be used in stroke rehabilitation, and highlights where there are gaps in the evidence > all rights reserved to the National Clinical Guideline Centre and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. The video below is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
The basics of a stroke are explained in the video below