Case Study Young Stroke
Reversibility long term disabilities young stroke with Personalised Integrative Care®
Although global stroke incidence is declining, rates in young adults are on the rise. Worldwide the yearly number of young people who experience stroke is 3,6 million. In Europe each year 1,1 million people are suffering from the effects of stroke, 80 % is due to ischemic stroke. Because of the ageing population the absolute number of strokes is expected to dramatically increase to 1,5 million in the coming years. Stroke patients have increased risk of poor outcome within the first year of the event including death, rehospitalization (33 %), recurrent event ( 7-13 %), dementia (7-23 %), mild cognitive disorder (35-47 %), depression (30-50 %) and fatigue (35-92 %).
COBALA strives to improve prevention and post stroke interventions with improved quality of life, workability and lower costs of healthcare.
- In the mid of an active social and working life Nelly (55) experienced a sudden face paralysis and was brought to the hospital. After the event she experienced fatigue, over sensitivity to sound, cognitive decline and insomnia. In the hospital she is diagnosed with an ischemic stroke. ‘
- The first seven months after the event Nelly is guided intensively by a rehabilitation center. In this period, she learned how to deal with her disabilities on a daily base. Unfortunately, she still has major disabilities.
- She is only able to work for a few hours a week. Social activities are limited to a minimum.
Nelly is interested to start the program Master Your Health.
Contact COBALA Good Care Feels Better®
- COBALA started to guide Nelly with a Personalised Integrative Care® program.
- After 2 months guidance her energy and mental functioning is much better. We could start a program for reintegration in her own job
- After four months she had been on a holiday by airplane. We expanded the hours working to 60 % in her own job. Her sleep improved incredible, energy level and cognitive functioning improved even more.
- After 6 months she works full time in her job as a director and enjoys a normal family and social life. Nelly felt her complaints that raised after the event of stroke completely reversed. Above all she is happy to know how to take responsibility for her own personal needs to lead a healthy life.
Many people have been excellent in their jobs for years. Do you take the challenge to offer an opportunity for employees to return in their own work?