Christmas 2018 Gift Ideas For People Who Are Stroke Survivors

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For people who have had a stroke, or CVA, it can at times be devastating. Strokes have different effects on different people. Some strokes leave a person with no side effects, minimal side effects, or debilitating side effects. Some people have trouble using their arms, or their legs. Some people are paralyzed on one side and they cannot walk at all.

This article will recommend the following kinds of stroke adaptive equipment:

  • Items to help stroke patients
  • Gadgets for stroke patients
  • Eating utensils for the disabled
  • Shower adaptive equipment
  • Games for stroke survivors

Most Common Stroke Side Effects, Challenges, and Solutions

1.) Balance Issues

When a stroke affects your ability to control your muscles, it’s common to develop balance issues. There are some rehab exercises that you can do to help restore the muscles on your affected side. These exercises muscles will make your muscles stronger, which will help your overall balance.

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 These basic dumbells will help you gain upper body strength. The individual should start at 1 pound and gradually move up. Resistance training not only builds strength, but it can also help burns calories, increase energy levels, protect bone health, and improve mood.

2.) Poor Muscle Control on Both Sides of the Body

The majority of strokes affect only one side of the brain, therefore, only one side of the body is affected. However, sometimes when a stem brain stroke occurs, it can affect both sides of the body. In these cases, both sides of your body need to be rehabbed.

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3.) Eating Utensils for Stroke Survivors

 Often when someone has had a stroke, there dominate arm is affected. this created a problem on many different levels because the person has to learn all over again how to use the other extremity. This limitation can be frustrating. The following are some adaptive eating utensils solutions.          

Automatic One Touch Can Opener

 

knife for stroke survivors
Dull Knife With Rubber

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Adaptive Utensils

4.) Mobility Adapters for Stroke Survivors

This is the Medline Premium Empower Folding Mobility Rollator Walker with 8″ Wheels.

  • When you need a break from walking, take a rest on the extra-wide memory foam seat that acts as a chair, or flip the backrest, lock the brakes and sit comfortably with armrests
  • Equipped with a convenient, foldable and adjustable cup holder, removable under-seat storage tote bag for your personal accessories to keep your hands free, tray organizer, and reflective tape for safety. A simple seat latch allows users to lift the seat allowing space to walk.

Stroke walking adaptive equipment.

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5.) Blood Pressure Equipment

It is estimated that 75% of people who have suffered a stroke have high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be controlled by medications and other lifestyle changes. There are new guidelines for high blood pressure.  The Omron line of blood pressure monitors consistently rate very high.

Blood pressure and stroke, gadgets for stroke victims

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6.)Wheelchair Bag -Storage Bags

Often times when people are using wheelchairs, they do not have any space to put anything. This bag is a wonderful idea. This bag ties onto the back of the wheelchair.

These storage bags fit all types of wheelchairs and walkers, including bariatric wheelchairs and walkers. The pockets are huge, and they can store a purse, clothing, or other medical supplies.

The storage bag is waterproof and lightweight.

Wheelchairs for stroke patients, Is walking good for stroke recovery.

7.)Bariatric Walking/Ambulatory Aids

There are a plethora of ambulatory aids for people who are plus size. These aids can support up to 500 pounds. It has a padded seat with velcro pocket underneath.  The handles are also adjustable.

The walker is easy to assemble and it is lightweight.

Baratric walkers for stroke patients

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