Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, according to the National Stroke Association. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain either bursts or becomes blocked. Stroke can be mild, moderate, or severe. Stroke can cause problems with movement, speech, or mental functions due to lasting brain damage. People who have had a stroke may face challenges with returning to work, independent living, or social activities after a stroke.
According to the U.S. Census, an estimated 80% of adults 65 and older have at least one chronic disease, and about half have at least two. Some of the most common chronic diseases include diabetes, heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and stroke. These conditions can lead to disabilities which may impact people’s ability to live, work, and participate independently in their communities. People can reduce the impact of these chronic diseases by engaging in healthy behaviors as they age.
About 800,000 Americans have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or bursts, causing brain damage. Sometimes, stroke can lead to long-lasting difficulties with moving one hand or arm due to both muscle weakness and spasms. Therapies are available to help people regain hand mobility after a stroke, but these therapies may not work for people with severely limited hand movement.
Bienvenidos a la cuarta edición de RehabWire. La edición de mayo se centra en el accidente cerebrovascular y los impedimentos neurológicos. En esta edición de RehabWire, destacamos el trabajo de los proyectos de NIDRR que se centran en estos temas.
Los proyectos de NIDIRR: La investigación en el nuevo milenio
Welcome to the fourth edition of RehabWire. May’s issue centers on stroke and neurological disabilities. In this issue of RehabWire we’re highlighting the work of NIDRR projects who focus on these issues.
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