Case 1: Mrs Joan Poplar

Introduction
A picture of Mrs Joan Poplar

Mrs Joan Poplar is an 80 year old lady who was found collapsed by her husband when he returned from buying the morning papers. She was previously very fit and active, regularly playing bowls with her husband and enjoyed being involved with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was admitted to hospital with a left hemisphere lacunar infarct and a right sided weakness. She is now in the stroke unit and is two days post stroke. Joan is able to sit up without support and has some movement of her right hip and knee, but has no activity in her right arm.

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