Cognitive and Communication Challenges Post Stroke

Cognitive deficits are changes in thinking, like difficulty solving problems. This category also includes dementia and memory problems, as well as many kinds of communication challenges.

A stroke often alters communication, with its location influencing what will be affected. In addition to communication problems like aphasia, a condition affecting the ability to understand or process language, communication deficits may include decreased attention, distractibility and the inability to inhibit inappropriate behavior.

Problem-solving ability is sometimes affected, usually more in survivors of right-brain strokes.

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Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is commonly associated with left-hemisphere stroke, impacts reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes.

Memory Loss

Everyone experiences memory loss from time to time. Memory loss may be a direct result of stroke.

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