What kind of disabilities can occur after a stroke?

The kind of disabilities that occur after a stroke is determined by which part of the brain was affected by the stroke. When a person has a stroke, there is decreased blood flow to a portion of the brain. As a result, a person could have difficulty with moving a limb or with speaking, or may become confused.

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