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Brain stroke, acute aphasia, paralysis in limbs. Taking speech therapy, physiotherapy. Alternative options?

my brother aged 40 years had a brain stoke this april. Since then he is suffering from acute aphasia and paralysis in the right upper and lower limbs. We are getting the speech and physiotherapy done on a regular basis. But unfortunately we are not getting a very positive result from any of the therapies. Please suggest me an alternative as doctors say it wud take another 3 to 4 months for him to recover.
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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During stroke the part of brain which controls our speech has got damaged and so he is having aphasia. The recovery takes place when the remaining part of brain takes over the function of the lost brain. It is a slow process and often frustrating for patient and the care givers. i would agree with your doctor that it may take another 3-4 months for improvement. Speech therapy is the only option and there are no effective medication for recovery. You have to understand this fact and act accordingly.
Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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