A stroke is a life altering event that can spell disaster for an older individual. The main causes of a stroke are when blood vessels of the brain are weak, abnormal, or under pressure. In order to avoid the negative consequences of a stroke, it is important to watch for the early warning signs in order to prevent and treat before a stroke can occur.
At Scottsdale Home Care, we believe in improving the quality of life for seniors and stroke patients. Our expert caregivers specialize in stoke care and are trained in early detection of a stroke. The following list we’ve compiled lays out the initial symptoms that can be warning signals that one is about to have a stroke.
What to watch for:
- Moments of confusion
- Weakness in one part of the body
- Face droop
- Slurred speech
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Difficulty understanding
- Abnormal sensations
- Changes in vision
- Sudden headaches
If your elderly loved one exhibits any of the above mentioned stroke symptoms, take immediate action and see your doctor. For any further questions concerning stoke symptoms and care, visit our Senior Stroke Care webpage at www.homecareassistancescottsdale.com/stroke-home-care