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Activities of Daily Living

Activities of daily living include eating, dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, and transferring (e.g. moving between surfaces such as the bed, chair, and bath or shower). Depending on the type of stroke you have you may need to learn new ways to dress or may need assistance when dressing.

The Occupational Therapist may offer advice and training to enable you to be more independent. There are equipment and aids that the Occupational Therapist might recommend to help you. However you may require assistance from family members or a home help. The level of help required may be low or high depending on how the stroke has affected you. Going home after having a stroke is a big change and even if you feel you will manage, having help, even if just initially, is a good idea.

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