A stroke can turn a family's entire world upside down. A person who once lived independently suddenly may need help with everything, from swallowing and speech to going to the bathroom. How much care someone will need after a stroke isn't always obvious at first, but knowing what challenges may be ahead can help you cope with that uncertainty.

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Tip: A Timely Reminder for Stroke Survivors
If your parent has had a stroke, is he neglecting his stroke-affected side? In her book After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier, stroke surviv... read more