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“Many stroke survivors suffer from “hidden” problems that go much deeper than physical disability alone. A new study investigates the prevalence of these post-stroke problems, such as fatigue, anxiety, thinking difficulties and dissatisfaction with social life.

The findings are published in the journal Neurology.

“After a stroke, people who have only mild disability can often have ‘hidden’ problems that can really affect their quality of life,” said study author Irene L. Katzan, M.D., M.S., of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

“And for people with more disability, what bothers them the most? Problems with sleep? Depression? Fatigue? Not many studies have asked people how they feel about these problems, and we doctors have often focused just on physical disability or whether they have another stroke.”

The following are examples of ‘unseen disabilities’ caused by stroke:

Information Processing:
Slow speed of thinking
• Attention:
Impaired focused, sustained, divide, alternating attention.
• Memory:
Impaired ability to store and retrieve visual and verbal information
(short term and long term)
• Apraxia:
Unable to cognitively plan movements (ideational, ideomotor)

• Executive dysfunction:
Plan, organize, realistically goal set, insight, manage non-routine
• Anosognosia:
Loss of awareness of their deficits



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