Susan has been home from hospital for six months after the stroke that affected her left arm and left leg. She still has some left arm weakness and left leg weakness but she is getting stronger. She wants to know about arm therapies and leg therapies that are effective at this stage. She walks independently and uses a cane only when walking outdoors. She wants to know about effective therapies to improve her walking speed.
The unilateral spatial neglect that Susan had early on after the stroke has resolved. But, she finds that her cognition is not like before the stroke and she would like to know about cognitive therapies to improve her memory and her attention. This is especially important to Susan because she wants to resume driving. She is waiting for her driving assessment appointment and is anxious to know more about what happens when you go for the driving assessment.
She also wants to play golf and resume other leisure activities but is not sure she will be able to keep up with her friends. Also, she is concerned that she is not getting as much aerobic exercise since her stroke because she has stopped her usual activities these past months. She is also wants to know more about how to prevent another stroke (secondary stroke prevention).