Experiencing a stroke can be daunting. Not only does it physically and mentally hurt the patient it also emotionally effect to the people around you. There are mountains of shortfalls that one needs to keep up with once effected with cerebrovascular accident or more commonly known as a stroke. With the correct exercises and therapeutic activities the patient can target to overcome the shortfalls and focus more on gaining their strength back and reaching their goals. Engaging in the right type of therapeutic activities will unravel further more intellectual and visual shortfalls the patient maybe further experiencing which in turn effects their level of independency. Continuous involvement in such therapeutic activities will be beneficial for a speedy recovery of the patient which will also uplift their self-esteem and confidence. The following simple activities are essential in the recovery program.
Sorting out playing cards
Playing cards is an excellent way to sharpen the skills of a patient who has been a victim of a stroke. Instruct the individual to sort a deck of cards is the challenge that he may need to overcome. Be thoughtful when selecting the deck of cards as large sizes cards are most suitable for patients who suffer with short sightedness and macular degeneration. Encourage the patient to always carry a pack of cards and to play with it whenever they feel to do so. A card pack can be easily carried along with them even if they are using walking frames Sydney for mobility.
There are various walker bags that can be fixed to the trusty mobility walkers which enables patients to keep their belongings or medications with them at all times.
This methodology is a deviant from the traditional cone stacking. What needs to be done is to first stack a collection of cones in front of the patient, closer to their effected side. Next instruct the patient o move their effected hand on to the top cone in the stack and move it next to the free area to create a new stack of cones. The patient may use the unaffected hand to lift and move the effected hand if it is still on the weaker side.
Beading a chain
Purchase large wooden or plastic beads that vary in shape and color. Shapes such as rectangle, square, circle and triangle are great for starters. With the aid of a shoelace, tie a knot at the end and slide a bead to the end. Handover the lace to the patient and instruct him to place one bead at a time till the end of the lace to develop his fine motor skills.
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