Nerissa Ko, Caring.com Expert


Nerissa Ko is an assistant professor of neurology and an assistant director of the Neurovascular Service at the University of California in San Francisco. She specializes in the care of patients with strokes and vascular diseases of the brain.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Why has my mother-in-law become so irresponsible with her money since her stroke? — Feb 03, 2008
This isn't an unusual complaint, and it's one of the most challenging for families and caregivers. Your mother-in-law's stroke probably caused damage to the right side, or ...
How do I reset a post-stroke sleep schedule? — Jan 28, 2008
Sleep disturbances after a stroke are very common. The sleep cycle disruption may start in the hospital and get gradually worse over a six-month period. It's not unusual fo...
Can a stroke cause a metallic taste in the mouth? — Jan 28, 2008
Strokes rarely affect taste sensation in isolation, although it's certainly possible depending on the location of your mother's stroke. What's more likely is that one of th...
Can head injury cause stroke? — Jan 28, 2008
Yes. It depends on how bad the fall was and how hard your mom hit her head, but it's a definite possibility. Strokes can occur after a significant trauma, usually because a...
Could the girdling sensation below my father's chest be the result of his stroke? — Jan 28, 2008
This isn't a typical stroke symptom. Some unusual stroke symptoms affect the spinal cord instead of the brain, and that might cause this type of sensation. But more likely ...
Does stroke cause cold sensation in the left side of body? — Jan 28, 2008
It's possible that your father's stroke injured a part of his brain related to sensation, so now he perceives any sensation on his left side as cold. This isn't unusual: So...