Evaluations and Interventions of Thinking Problems for Children, Adults, & Seniors
Evaluations and Interventions of Thinking Problems for Children, Adults, & Seniors

Stroke

Stroke is a vague term that comprises of a multitude of conditions, from a large stroke that impairs functioning globally, to a small stroke that you may not even know happened.

 

Common symptoms following small strokes include:

  • Reduced attention
  • Distractibility
  • Slowed processing
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Difficulties with multi-tasking

A larger stroke of the left hemisphere may result in significant changes with language, including difficulties expressing oneself or understanding others. There may also be changes in mood, especially depression.

 

Larger strokes of the right hemisphere have a different clinical presentation. This may include difficulties processing visual information. There may be some disinhibition, such as saying inappropriate jokes or spending excessively. There may not be insight into these behaviors.

 

It is important to identify a person's individual cognitive profile so an action plan, based on using the patient's strengths, can be used to compensate for potential difficulties in recovery. If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, contact us today for a better outlook on tomorrow.

 

 

LOCATIONS

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Hoffman Estates/South Barrington

2300 Barrington Rd. Ste 400

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

 

Algonquin

1451 Merchant Dr.

Algonquin, IL 60102

 

St. Charles

100 Illinois St. Ste 200

St. Charles, IL 60174

 

Deerfield

500 Lake Cook Rd. Ste 350

Deerfield, IL 60015

 

Chicago- Uptown

4646 N. Marine Dr. Ste A-6150

Chicago, IL 60640

(Office inside Weiss Memorial Hospital)

 

Oak Brook

700 Commerce Dr. Ste 500
Oak Brook, IL 60523
 

Park Ridge (Coming soon)

 

Office: (847) 469-7537

Fax: (847) 469-7540

Email: Info@ThomsonMemory.com

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