The only blogs I have posted so far have been pretty bleak. I was desperate for advice and support for my Dad who had a stroke in April, mostly about depression and post stroke denial (thinking he can do things he cant just yet). I really felt that things were going downhill, and worried that my step-mom and brother couldnt manage the ginormous task of caring for my Dad at home. But somehow things have changed!!
I went home for a weekend 3 weeks ago and my Dad was so depressed he barely spok
I really would like to be posting about all the progress that my Dad is making since he has come home (Dad had stroke at 61 yrs old in April 2010). It is a horrible thing to watch. I come home for the weekend to help my Dad and take some burden off of my brother and my step-mom so they can get some much needed "time off". My Dad is severely depressed, almost non-verbal. My brother and I (brother is 27 and I am 32) muscled him into the car for the first time and took him to Best Buy (his reque
I am new to this website, but have read many of your experiences with stroke and find this to be very comforting and informative. My Dad had a stroke in april of this year, he is 61 (I am 32). I would like to know any of your experiences with post stroke denial, where the stroke survivor really feels that they can do something that they cant. I dont want to discourage him, but his ideas and plans are not even close to what he can safely accomplish. For example: my Dad is home now and still r