The rehabilitation for patient after stroke has the purpose of improving the body functions of the patient to regain their independency as much as possible. The patient needs to learn basic ability taken away from them by stroke, such as: eating, walking and speaking. The learning process should be design to increase their self confidence, concern on their dignity and to give motivation to live with the after stroke effects. The mental condition is as important as physical aspects. Statistic shows that the survivor may experience depression end up with killing them self to get rid from the feeling of useless and dependant to other people.
Considering the severe after stroke effects, the first sign of stroke becomes very important to manage immediate treatment of stroke. The symptom of stroke could happen in a short period of one day and then disappear. It calls mini stroke or TIA, Transient Ischemic Attact. TIA is the stroke that lasts in less than 24 hours. The impact of TIA will not be serious. TIA will not cause permanent brain damage. The most important thing about TIA is the fact that it will be followed by the real stroke in days or months. The statistic in USA shows that the real stroke happens after 2 days for 5% of the patient and after 3 months for 105 15% of the patient.
The methods of rehabilitation of stroke are now advanced. The exercise, treatments and tools have been developed to help a better recovery from stroke. We just can not count on this rehabilitation for 100%, because not all stroke effect could be recovered by rehabilitation. In this point of view the best thing in stroke is still prevention and fast medical help. TIA is stroke since the symptoms are just as sudden as real stroke. Only, it lasts for a short period of time. The sign are sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, and sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
Dont under estimate TIA, just because you recover from numbness or face weakness shortly, it doesnt mean that you are secured from stroke. It is just like preliminary earth quake for a bigger volcano eruption. When you have one of the symptoms, it is the sign that you have problem in blood circulation. The clotting of the blood vessel could happen in heart or other organ and then transfer to brain in the flow of blood. The clotting could also happen outside the brain, but it is blocking the flow of blood rich with oxygen to the brain.
As wrapped up statement, we should concern about mini stroke or one day stroke because it is the sign for the real stroke with more severe impact on the human ability in life. The rehabilitation should take place at the earliest to minimize permanent impact of the stroke.