An overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties after stroke
Joanna Dark Speech and language therapy student, University College London
Ruth Sander Independent consultant in care of the older person
For many people who have had a stroke, weakness or paralysis on one side - hemiparesis or hemiplegia - is the most obvious symptom. However, brain damage, including stroke, can cause a range of impairments that may be less obvious but equally devastating for people and their families. This article provides an overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties, and the strategies nurses can use to help people cope with any changes to their lives.
Nursing Older People. 26, 5, 32-37. doi: 10.7748/nop.26.5.32.e567Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 03 February 2014
Accepted: 29 April 2014