Recovery from a stroke involves a multidisciplinary approach
We know that if you or someone in your family suffers with a stroke, getting back to ‘normal' life can seem like a huge task.
Aphasia, memory problems, processing speed and problem solving are all common areas of dysfunction following a stroke.
Often the individual will need a multidisciplinary approach to recovery and the co-ordination of neuro psychologists, medical care, physiotherapists, occupational and speech and language therapists can be a full time job on its own.
We have experience of both delivering neuro psychological assessments and treatment and Case Management to coordinate care for the individual and allow them the time they need to get better.
What is a stroke?
A stroke occurs where blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. Brain cells become deprived of oxygen and die.
This results in a loss of abilities controlled by that area of the brain.
A full and comprehensive assessment by a qualified and experienced neuro psychologist can be the first step to getting things back on track for a stroke victim.
For a short time after a brain injury, the brain releases growth hormones that aid recovery. The hormones can be used to maximum effect through guided exercises that are designed to build new neural pathways, which can then increase the skills and abilities of the individual.
Aphasia is an area many stroke patients struggle with and involves the patient's abilities to use language. Aphasia can be a hugely frustrating side effect for a patient and their family - in the case of fluent aphasia the wrong word may be selected and in non fluent aphasia the individual knows what they want to say but cannot find the word.
Guided exercises designed by a neuro psychologist can help rebuild neural pathways used for speech and language and greatly improve the individual's ability to use language.
If you would like to talk to someone today about arranging a private neuropsychological assessment please call 0203 326 9160. Appointments are available nationwide and often within a few days.