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93yo aunt didn't take water pills. Did ok till assisted lvg had saltier diet. Had stroke with some brain damage, making life hard on family what now?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rehabilitation

Many pts can recover or improve with physical therapy.
Carefully proper use of medications becomes even more important and a change or increase in level of assisted living is probably indicated. Very sorry for your family.

In brief: Rehabilitation

Many pts can recover or improve with physical therapy.
Carefully proper use of medications becomes even more important and a change or increase in level of assisted living is probably indicated. Very sorry for your family.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Major denial 3 ways:

1. Blaming salty food is a mistake.
The elderly have strokes. It just happens. 2. Be happy that your aunt did so well so long. Nobody lives forever. 3. A family that's surprised when an elderly member with a stroke makes "life hard on family" isn't in touch with reality. You're by no means the only family with this problem. There are countless others. Learning about them may help your family.

In brief: Major denial 3 ways:

1. Blaming salty food is a mistake.
The elderly have strokes. It just happens. 2. Be happy that your aunt did so well so long. Nobody lives forever. 3. A family that's surprised when an elderly member with a stroke makes "life hard on family" isn't in touch with reality. You're by no means the only family with this problem. There are countless others. Learning about them may help your family.
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Poor prognosis

93yrs with stroke obviously is poor prognosis but depending on premorbid functional status rehab may help.

In brief: Poor prognosis

93yrs with stroke obviously is poor prognosis but depending on premorbid functional status rehab may help.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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