I just brought my mother home from rehab to live with me and my husband. She had a stroke that left her weak on the right side and with expressive and responsive aphasia. She can tell u when she has to go to the bathroom, when she is tired or hungry. Sometimes she can communicate well and other times not. I brought her home today and she seems more confused and scared. She is also mumbling to herself but it does make sense. She seemed very happy to leave the rehab but it really has thrown her for a loop. She needs 24/7 supervision for now because of her cognitive judgement. Hopefully that will improve. It's the middle of the night and I am sitting up because she does not want to lay in bed. She would rather sleep in the recliner. Is it normal for a big move home to confuse a stroke patient and leave them unsettled. She knows my house and has stayed here before but she seems fine one minute and then looks around in a panic totally confused. We have pt/of/slp set up. I want to work with her also. Sorry its long winded but I new to all this and its a little scary having someone totally dependent on you for all their needs. I just want to do the right things. Thanks, Robin
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