Cognitive Difficulties

"Life After Stroke"

Feb 28 2019 • 1 hr 19 mins

On this week's show, we chat with Dr. Annette Swain, a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in cognitive difficulties following a stroke.

Topics covered in this episode include:

- Following a stroke, what area of the brain is more prone to cause cognitive difficulties?

- Do all strokes cause some type of cognitive difficulty?

- What type of cognitive difficulties happen the most following a stroke?

- What is actually happening in the brain during a stroke that causes cognitive difficulties?

- Oxygen deficiency vs. nutrient deficiency

- Dysarthria and Aphasia

- Exercises that can help alleviate cognitive difficulties

- Can cognitive difficulties still improve years after a stroke?

- Importance of mental stimulation and much more!

Dr. Swain's website:

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