Should a stroke victim be treated with kindness, understanding and patience?

Kindness. Absolutely, with kindness, empathy and great compassion.
Shouldn't everyone? "KIndness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower." S.H. SImmons.
Kindness for all. Yes. Actually, all patients should be treated this way. Every situation is different, but we should all strive for this treatment.