Caregivers affected by stroke, too

In July 2012, Marie’s husband Keith suffered a massive stroke.

Keith was treated at Duke University Hospital for about two weeks, then transferred to Durham Regional Hospital’s Durham Rehabilitation Institute where he stayed for nearly four months. Since then, Keith has received treatment at the Brian Center of Durham. “All the nurses, doctors and CNAs at Duke and Durham Regional were wonderful,” said Marie.

Keith’s recovery has been difficult—not only for him but also for Marie. The support Marie has received from Keith’s care team and the stroke support group at Durham Regional has been important.

For Marie’s full story and to learn more about stroke, visit durhamregional.org. Then check this blog each week in May for a new story from a stroke patient or caregiver as part of National Stroke Awareness Month.

Stroke is the number four cause of death and the leading cause of disability in American adults. During National Stroke Awareness Month in May, learn the symptoms of stroke, and make healthy lifestyle choices to lower your risk. If you or someone you know has sudden confusion, numbness of the face or arm or trouble speaking, call 911 right away.

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