Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finding the 'hidden' disabilities

Not all post-stroke disabilities are easy to detect - sometimes adding to recovery difficulties. One recent article discussed how better detection of the "hidden" disabilities can help stroke survivors get help they need:
Health workers detecting the condition after a stroke could make cognitive intervention to improve the patient’s function and prevent chronic disability, according to Anna Barrett, M.D.. She is the director of Stroke Rehabilitation at the [Kessler] Foundation.
"Early detection of spatial neglect after stroke could enable cognitive interventions to improve function, and might prevent chronic disability."

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