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Can You Recover from a Stroke?

A stroke can cause short-term or permanent changes in both mental and physical function. Depending on which areas of the brain are affected by a stroke, a person could experience problems in their ability to walk, speak, eat, remember, or manage emotions.

Rehabilitation after a stroke can help restore lost function and improve your quality of life. Stroke recovery care could include:

  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Mental health support

How long does it take to recover from a stroke?

Rehabilitation after a stroke is different for each person. Some people will recover full function after a few months, while others may experience permanent disabilities after their stroke. Getting the right treatment will help restore as much function as possible and enjoy a better quality of life.




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