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Ischemic stroke survivors who were 65 years and older had the following disabilities 6 months after their stroke:
• 50% had some one-sided paralysis
• 30% needed help walking
• 26% needed help with activities of daily living
• 19% had trouble speaking or understanding speech
• 35% had symptoms of depression
• 26% were admitted to nursing homes

Kelly-Hayes M, Beiser A, Kase C, Scaramucci A, et al. The Influence of Gender and Age on Disability Following Ischemic Stroke: The Framingham Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2002; 12(3): 119-26. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17903915

Reference

Title
The Influence of Gender and Age on Disability Following Ischemic Stroke: The Framingham Study
Publication
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Kelly-Hayes M, Beiser A, Kase C, Scaramucci A, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 12, Issue 3
Pages
119-26
URL
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