Facts about Stroke
Neurofatigue Fatigue fatigue fatigue, that is what people with brain injury often experience. Everything takes effort. The energy for the whole day is often consumed completely within two hours. There are many brain injury victims who have insomnia ón top of this all. Another group of brain injury survivors have an increased need for sleep. But the similarity is FATIGUE.
EMOTIONAL STAGES OF RECOVERY We are all different. We all have different family situations, different jobs, different strengths, and different weaknesses. Despite all these differences, there are a number of very common emotional stages that people with a head injury go through. This is based upon my own experience treating patients, but many investigators note similar findings.
After a stroke, there is an increased risk of suffering a second one. If areas in the left hemisphere were affected during the first attack, language is often impaired. In order to maintain this capability, the brain usually briefly drives up the counterparts on the right side. But what happens after a second attack? Medical researchers have now found an answer by using virtual lesions.
An analysis of seven international studies found people with Type 2 diabetes, but not those with prediabetes, had worse cognitive function three to six months after a stroke. Keeping patients with prediabetes from developing type 2 diabetes may reduce the risk of developing cognitive problems following a stroke.