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Young Stroke: Resources for Patients, Their Families, and Caregivers for Long-Term Community Living

Published:November 23, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.10.108
      Approximately 1 in 10 strokes occurs in adults younger than 50 years of age (young stroke).
      • Ferro J.M.
      • Massaro A.R.
      • Mas J.L.
      Aetiological diagnosis of ischaemic stroke in young adults.
      In the United States, hospitalizations resulting from to ischemic stroke (most common type of stroke) among young adults are increasing.
      • Virani S.S.
      • Alonso A.
      • Benjamin E.J.
      • et al.
      Heart disease and stroke statistics–2020 update: a report from the American Heart Association.
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      • Ekker M.S.
      • Boot E.M.
      • Singhal A.B.
      • Tan K.S.
      • Debette S.
      • Tuladhar A.M.
      • de Leeuw F.E.
      Epidemiology, aetiology, and management of ischaemic stroke in young adults.
      Although having a stroke at any age can result in lifelong physical, visual, emotional, and thinking changes that significantly affect the lives of the survivors, their families, and caregivers, young stroke survivors experience additional challenges. Young stroke survivors often still have to take care of their families, work to ensure their financial security, and be active members of their social communities. These life demands put added pressure on young stroke survivors to return to their prestroke roles and can affect quality of life.
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