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For the care circle members

  • This section covers:

    Just for the caregiver of a stroke survivor: Each stroke survivor has different needs. Each caregiver must decide what type of care and how much care is needed.

    Preparing to care for your loved one: As a caregiver you may need to learn new skills and change your role with the stroke survivor.

    Tips for reducing stress: To take care of your loved one, you also need to take care of yourself.

    How aphasia affects your loved one's speech and understanding: Just because the stroke survivor has problems using language, doesn't mean he or she can't think clearly.

    Tips to help you and your loved one communicate: Aphasia means the stroke survivor has problems understanding language and speaking.

    Sexual behavior and sexual activity: It is common for people with brain injuries to have a change in sexual behavior or sexual activity.