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Do Strokes Affect Memory?

Last updated 4 years ago

Stroke affects many areas of functioning, including memory and cognition. Doctors have noted that victims of stroke appear to suffer from memory loss regardless of the size of the stroke and which region of the brain it affected. Fortunately, after receiving emergency care for stroke and going on to a rehabilitation program, many complications of stroke do improve over time.

You can hear more about the effects of stroke by watching this video. This doctor explains what stroke survivors can do to bolster their memory, such as keeping checklists and using a pill box. Using a handheld recording device is particularly helpful for those who cannot write easily due to fine motor skill deficits.

Englewood Community Hospital provides rapid response to stroke symptoms in our emergency room. Residents of the Venice, Northport, and Englewood, FL areas can call our Consult-A-Nurse hotline at (888) 658-1598 for more information about our healthcare services.


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