Has a loved one experienced a stroke?
Do you notice changes in their ability to do previously manageable tasks?
Does it feel like some changes have been harder to adapt to?
Do you feel confused about the changes that may have occurred?
After a stroke, a person may have significant physical, emotional, personal and cognitive changes. These might be confusing to their loved ones or carer, and adjusting to these changes may feel incredibly challenging. Understanding what has happened to their abilities and brain might feel overwhelming. It's normal to feel a sense of grief or loss due to the changes of personality or ability in your loved one. Many people may even feel resentment at suddenly becoming a carer.
Whether your loved one is seeking a Neurological Assessments following a stroke or has already completed one, it is important to have support as you explore these changes. Both their needs and yours as a carer are important.
We conduct Neuropsychological assessments in an encouraging and safe environment. This can be a good option, if you are concerned about the cognitive impact following a loved one's stroke.
Neurological Assessments can help to identify the impact of a stroke, therefore possibly providing carers with better insight into how to manage, care for, and support their loved one. This would include developing strategies and particular methods to alleviate the impact of these challenges and changes going forward. Congratulations in taking the first step in reaching out and getting help!