A stroke is a sudden circulatory disorder in the brain. It must be treated immediately, as the death of brain cells can cause severe consequential damage to the patient.
There are different types of strokes. However, there are two main types:
Cerebral infarction - this is usually caused by a vascular occlusion, which causes an interruption or blockage of blood flow. The vessel occlusion can be caused by vascular calcification or a blood clot.
Cerebral haemorrhage - in a cerebral haemorrhage, a blood vessel bursts and blood escapes from the bloodstream. Certain areas of the brain are no longer supplied with sufficient blood and oxygen.
Typical clinical pictures after a stroke are, for example:
Strokes require long-term therapy. The aim of the therapy is the return to everyday life and that the patient finds their way back to an independent life. During rehabilitation, various therapies are carried out.
Neuropsychology makes use of preserved abilities in order to rehabilitate and/or compensate for impaired cognitive skills. It focuses on improving:
Several approaches are used, such as:
Speech and language therapy focuses on improving speech, voice and swallowing disorders.
Diverse therapeutic activities include:
Our speech therapists implement alternative communication procedures to help patients improve family/friend interactions. Speech therapy also plays a key role in the recovery of facial paralysis.