A patient’s journey to a new independence

Neurological events such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, or traumatic brain injuries can significantly impact a person’s life in various ways, especial in the acute or advanced phase.

One of the most significant impacts of neurological events is the sudden loss of independence. Individuals may rely on others for assistance with daily activities, transportation, or medical care, which can be emotionally challenging and lead to feelings of dependence and personal stress. At cereneo our goal is to support you in regaining lost functions and abilities to maximize your quality of life and independence.

The recovery process takes time and requires perseverance, motivation, and patience. Intensive and continuous therapy is the key to a comprehensive recovery and the ability to regain lost functions and independence. Typical impairments caused by a neurological event can be:

Physical Impairments

Physical impairments such as paralysis, weakness, tremors, or loss of coordination and balance can affect mobility, making simple tasks like walking, dressing, or eating challenging.

Cognitive Changes

Typical cognitive changes can be memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or problems with reasoning and problem-solving. These changes can impact a person’s ability to work or engage in complex tasks.

Communication Difficulties

Neurological events can also affect speech and language abilities, leading to difficulties in communication. This can have an impact on social interactions, relationships, and participation in daily activities.

Emotional and Psychological Impact

Dealing with a neurological diagnosis can lead to a range of emotional responses such as depression, anxiety, frustration, or grief over the loss of independence or abilities. These emotional challenges can affect overall well-being and quality of life.

Social Isolation

Difficulties with communication, mobility, or cognitive function can lead to social isolation and a reduced ability to participate in social activities or maintain relationships. This can impact mental health and overall well-being.

Changes in Roles & Relationships

Neurological events can lead to changes in roles and relationships within families and communities. Caregivers may take on new responsibilities, and dynamics within relationships may shift as individuals adjust to their new circumstances.

Overall, the impacts of neurological events are multifaceted and can profoundly affect all aspects of a person’s life, from physical functioning to emotional well-being and social interactions. Thus, it is crucial to accept this change and continue with therapies to find new ways to a personal independence in daily life.

The interdisciplinary team at cereneo helps you to cope with these changes and to regain lost functions and abilities and supports you throughout your entire recovery process – in the clinic, at home and with regular online therapies and consultations.

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