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Some people who have had a
stroke have problems seeing in some or all of the
normal areas of vision. For example, people with left-sided paralysis may have
difficulty seeing to the left. If the problem is due to a vision loss, most
people learn to make up for this loss by turning their heads. If the person
does not turn his or her head to the affected side, that side of the body may
be ignored or neglected.
Caregivers may notice signs that the person is ignoring the affected
side, such as:
The following tips may be useful when caring for someone who neglects
his or her affected side:
January 3, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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