Recovering from a stroke requires time, patience and expertise. Here at The Stroke Unit, patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary private Stroke Care Team led by Consultant Neurologists and Physicians.
Our team of dietitians work alongside and in conjunction with our other therapists as well as helping with the patient’s transfer of care to home or on-going care in a residential or nursing home after a stroke. They take advice from the Speech and Language Therapists about patients’ swallowing capabilities as diet may have to be adapted if the patient has difficulty swallowing.
Many patients have reduced appetite and lose weight while recovering following a stroke and dietitians can help plan sensible meals that are easy to eat to help maintain a healthy weight. They work particularly closely with patients who are diabetic.
Dietitians Can Help
- Give you detailed information about nutrition
- Assess your nutritional needs
- Provide advice and recommendations if you have difficulties eating or swallowing
- With loss of appetite
- If you are currently underweight or overweight
- If you have diabetes or any other medical conditions that require a special diet
- If you have difficulties eating or swallowing the dietitian will advise the right level of nutritional support