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Stroke is a major factor in admissions to nursing homes and other care facilities. Stroke also causes a need for care at-home. An article by Dr. Pascale Michelon on Brain Plasticity discusses how a brain, if stimulated, can respond to injury and compensate for damage by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons.

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Stroke is a Major Factor in Nursing Home Admissions


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3/22/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Stroke is recognized as a major factor in admissions to nursing homes. Because I have clients who are cared for at-home and in care facilities due to stroke, I need to know as much as I can about strokes and how to best care for stroke victims.  Candidly, however, because my own father required nursing home care following a stroke and ultimately died from complications that arose following his stroke, I have a personal interest in learning as much as I can about stroke and how to prevent a stroke.  But, frankly, until about eight months ago, spending time increasing my knowledge about strokes was not high on my agenda of things to do.  Life has a way of changing directions on a dime.  Little did I know eight months ago that a stroke would strike another loved one - which would motivate me to redouble my resolve to investigate strokes and how to care for stroke victims.  In researching what could be done to rehabilitate a stroke victim, I ran across an article by Dr. Pascale Michelon. It helped me understand that a brain, if stimulated, can respond to injury and compensate for damage by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons.  "Brain Plasticity: How Learning Changes Your Brain," http://www.sharpbrains.com/blog/2008/02/26/brain-plasticity-how-learning-changes-your-brain/.

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