Disability Tax Credit and Benefits for Stroke

Introduction

A stroke is a very common neurological and neuromuscular disorder that can render a person’s mobility, dexterity, and use of limbs useless depending on the severity of the stroke, as well as rendering speech and other tasks very difficult due to a changing in the neurological conditions after the stroke.

They are experienced by millions of Canadians, many in old age, who are then affected with the results and after-effects of the stroke for the rest of their lives. Strokes require the constant care of a caregiver to recover afterwards in many cases, and many affected patients see very significant neurological and musculoskeletal issues in recovery that make daily life very difficult.

Causes

Strokes can be caused by a host of things, ranging from genetic to environmental. Many strokes are caused and created in old age, simply due to the wearing down of the body and significant misfiring of neurons within the brain that create a neurological gap, causing the stroke.

Other causes of strokes are created by poor diet, lifestyle, and nutrition choices, which are exacerbated by the body wearing down and making it more likely for stroke and neurological issues. Recovery here can be equally as difficult to come by, due to the neurological and dexterity issues.

Recovering from them can be a very difficult task, and for many people is not very likely depending on the severity of the stroke, and how quickly it is discovered. For many, though, strokes can be caught quickly and recovery can be assured to a point where the patient requires the help of a caregiver afterwards.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a stroke are typically not found beforehand, as many strokes come on very quickly and almost without warning. However, for some people, stroke symptoms can be found if one loses significant mobility and dexterity very quickly, starts to slur their speech, and finds their decision making greatly slowed down seemingly overnight.

At that point, it is critical to get affected patients immediately to a hospital, as it makes it more likely not only that doctors can save the patient’s life, but also that the patient can live a strong life after recovering. The earlier a patient is received at a stroke center, the easier a recovery can be after the stroke and ensuing medical care.

Strokes can be very difficult for a patient, and family members and loved ones to go through, but with professional caregivers and solid medical care, success can be found and sustained for a healthy life.