Cerebrovascular disease is damage to the blood vessels in the brain, resulting in a stroke. The blood vessels can become blocked because of fat deposits, or a wandering blood clot, blocking the flow of blood to a part of the brain. Sometimes, the blood vessels may leak, break, or burst, resulting in a hemorrhagic stroke. People with diabetes are at higher risk of cerebrovascular disease. See also: Macrovascular disease. This medical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding ...
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Stroke Rehabilitation
... A stroke occurs when one of the vessels supplying blood to the brain tissue becomes damaged or blocked. When the brain tissue is cut off from its supply of oxygen for more than three to four minutes, ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Tips for Caregivers
... The following tips offer some guidance on how to maintain and improve your caregiving relationship: Take time for yourself. Make sure that you have time to relax-if necessary enlist the help of other ...
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Caregiving: Preparing Your Home
... In taking the proper steps to become a successful caregiver, it is essential that you prepare your home for you loved one’s arrival. Likewise, if your loved one has experienced a mild stroke, or has a...
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Caregiving: Recognizing Burnout
... Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude -- from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur wh...
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Planning for Incapacity: Legal Issues of Caregiving
... As a caregiver, you should begin making legal preparations soon after your loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness. People with Alzheimer''s disease and other long-term illnesses may have ...
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Caregiving: Adult Transportation
... A means of transportation is an essential ingredient in maintaining a person’s independence. It is especially important for people as they grow older. Transportation allows them to run errands, go to ...
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Caregiving: Planning Daily Activities
... For a person with a disease such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, many aspects of daily life become affected. However, with careful planning and activity modification, the caregiver can help make these ...
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Resources for Caregivers
... National Organizations American Health Care Association (AHCA) 1201 L St., N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (202) 842-4444 or (202) 842-3860 www.ahca.org/ Family Care America www.familycareamerica.com Family...
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Coping skills
... Stroke survivors who can go home to a healthy spouse or other companion are more likely to become independent and productive again. Encouragement and early treatment are important. Recovery and rehabi...
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