I have a client who has suffered a couple of strokes. His cognitive ability is somewhat in question. I always rehab a client (no matter what the problem) with expectations of a full recovery. I realize this is not always going to be the case but I feel aim for the stars and you might make it to the moon.
Throughout the different therapy's Speech, PT, OT, etc my biggest challenge is to keep him awake. Has any one here ever dealt with this issue? Any suggestions how I can combat this? It is real hard to rehab him when I cannot keep him awake.View Thread
Thank you Richard. We are treating him for sleep apnea and he is on no mess that cause drowsiness. His condition almost seems to be like narcolepsy, after a full night sleep he will pass out and it takes shaking and yelling to wake him, then within a minute he will be out again. I feel if I could wake him a I could help him. As it is it is hard to even get him Physical Or Speed Therapy Because We cannot keep him awake. The man was an accomplished dentists and I hope to find a way to break through. By the way, to complicate matters he and his wife are of the 7th day church and are vegan vegetarian so not sure how an amphetamine treatment would fly.View Thread