Author

Jamie Jeffers

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Castle, Nancy M.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

The development of hemispatial neglect is especially common after a person experiences a stroke. and the importance of this connection is immense. As the baby boomers grow older, a larger portion of the population will be composed of older adults. Additionally, we are seeing an increase in the number of individuals having strokes, and they are occurring at increasingly younger ages. This is an urgent and escalating problem, especially in the United States, where stroke is the leading cause of death. Until we can decrease the number of strokes experienced, we must learn all that we can to help alleviate the disabilities caused by stroke. Hemispatial neglect is one of the primary contributors to disability in individuals who have had a stroke, and it is a unique and interesting phenomenon. This disorder can significantly affect an individual's every day life, impacting activities of daily living and caUSing safety concerns. If this problem is not reduced or eliminated, it can severely impact a person's perception of their quality of life. Learning successful ways to solve this problem through rehabilitation, therefore, is of the utmost importance. Although research is still in its infancy, there are a variety of rehabilitation techniques that seem promising.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

12 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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