Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)



16: Thinking processes and behaviour

Introduction and Learning Points


Introduction

This activity explores the knowledge and skills required by health and social care staff to understand the effect that a stroke may have on a person’s behaviour and thinking processes.

NB: Information within this module is due to be reviewed. Updated content will appear here shortly.

Learning Points:

  • Describe the types of cognitive problems which can occur following stroke
  • Identify the parts of the brain which are responsible for altered thinking processes following stroke
  • Identify strategies and routines which may be used to assist an individual with altered thinking processes following stroke
  • Explain how emotional distress, cognitive impairment, frustration and physical impairment following stroke may cause changes in an individual’s behaviour
  • State the effects that changes in behaviour following stroke may have on people involved with the individual
  • Identify strategies which may be used to assist an individual experiencing changes in behaviour following stroke

Page last reviewed: 30 Jan 2020