As a family caregiver to an older adult, this may be the best news you read today. Stroke rates have been consistently dropping since the 1980s. Better than that, there’s no sign of the decline stopping!
What Stroke Research Indicates
Lifestyle Changes to Further Reduce Stroke Risk
Home care can assist older adults to incorporate lifestyle changes that will keep them healthier and make having a stroke less likely.
A home care provider can cook healthy meals that focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and that do not use a lot of salt. Home care providers can also encourage a senior who is trying to quit smoking and offer them a distraction from the urge to smoke. In addition, a home care provider can increase a senior’s physical activity by keeping them moving more around the house, going for walks with them, or driving them to an exercise class.