Some people who have had a
stroke ignore or are not aware of one side of their body. This can happen when the stroke damages one side of the brain.
Caregivers may notice signs that the person is ignoring, or neglecting, the affected
side, such as:
Your doctor or stroke rehab team might give you tips for how to help someone who neglects
his or her affected side. These tips may include:
Other Works ConsultedWinstein CJ, et al. (2016). Guidelines for adult stroke rehabilitation and recovery: A guideline for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke, published online May 4, 2016. DOI: 10.1161/STR.0000000000000098. Accessed June 3, 2016.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRichard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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