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I need some advice. My Mom had a stroke about 6 months ago. It was relatively mild and she regained almost all function. It caused double vision which she claims has gone away. Now she wants to drive again. How do I know if she is really safe to drive?See More
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Post stroke driving

Started by Rebecca Acosta in Care Strategies. Last reply by Claudia Barrett 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

I need some advice. My Mom had a stroke about 6 months ago. It was relatively mild and she regained almost all function. It caused double vision which she claims has gone away. Now she wants to drive…Continue

It Is So Hard To Be A Caregiver Isn't It?

Started by Pastor Louis Santoro in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Terri R. Jun 24. 4 Replies

Hi everyone , it's Pastor Lou, It has been so difficult these last 2 weeks for my dear wife , she was in the hospital 2 times for the last 8 days, once for being impacted and a UTI, the 2nd time for…Continue

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Started by Admin in Topic of the Month. Last reply by Staci Blinn Jun 23. 46 Replies

This area is for articles by healthcare professionals and other caregiving topic experts, written exclusively for Careliving℠ Community.Continue

Help Us Get to Know You

Started by Admin in Tell Your Story, Get Support. Last reply by Rita Jun 21. 1210 Replies

This is a place to introduce yourself to the community. Share a little background about your situation and tell other caregivers your loved one’s stroke story. Talk about what interests you most…Continue


Husband of a Stroke Victim

Posted by Brayden Christensen on June 6, 2018 at 3:06pm 2 Comments

My name is Brayden Christensen and my wife Christina Macy Christensen turned 39 on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. Instead of enjoying her 2 week old son and adorable daughters, getting a massage and being pampered by her loving husband, she was life flighted to the ICU due to suffering from a stroke related to her pregnancy. The Venous Stroke is caused by a blood clot in the brain. She has two clots and they have affected her ability to speak, respond, move the right side of her body and…


Hello new here

Posted by Gayle Neely on May 9, 2018 at 6:39am 2 Comments

Hello. I recently joined. Did anyone read my long introduction thing? I do not understand how this site works. I cannot spend much time here typing things as I have health problems myself. Please read my intro thing. Thanks.

Wife of a stroke victim

Posted by Rachael Pelletier on February 26, 2018 at 7:07pm 1 Comment

My husband had a ischemic stroke due to arterial double dissection on December 29th. He is 40 years old and never had health problems previously. He did have a mini TIA on December 19th but no residual effects after. Came home from 4 days in the hospital and was put on high blood pressure and cholesterol meds. The major strokes on December 29th were in the cerebellum.

It was a scary 22 days in the Neuro ICU. His brain had swelling so they removed the bottom of the skull with some dead…


Starting Here.....

Posted by Lauren Dale Patterson on January 26, 2018 at 2:21pm 3 Comments

I am 29 years old,a stay at home mom with 2 daughters ages 8 years and an almost 13 month old.

My dad is 56 years old.(has not missed a day of work for the last 5 years);Lead man(boss) for production line factory; extremely independent, workaholic, motorcycle riding year round, awesome daddy and Granddaddy. My SUPERMAN!

Had an Ischemic Stroke on Easter Sunday 2017.

This was the first time I was in a situation where I needed my daddy for comfort, strength, and support;…


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