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:
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.
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2300 Barrington Rd. Ste 400
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
1301 Pyott Rd. Ste 103
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
100 Illinois St. Ste 200
St. Charles, IL 60174
480 Elm Pl. Ste 202
Highland Park, IL 60035
4646 N. Marine Dr. Ste A-6150
Chicago, IL 60640
(Office inside Weiss Memorial Hospital)
Office: (847) 469-7537
Fax: (847) 469-7540