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Effect on cognitive functions: Stroke

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I am writing an assignment concerning the psychological and traumatic effect on cognitive functions of an individual who has suffered a stroke. The cognitive areas I am addressing are perception, attention, and short-term memory. Can someone help me with some information? Also, can medication or other types of strategies help with these cognitive functions?

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular problem you are being tasked by your professor to write a solution on the effect of psychological trauma on cognitive functions. Your professor gave you the areas you need to explore - perception, attention and short term memory. You are asking for information that you can use to present a working response. First, before you can get started, it means you must have a structure. Let us make it simple:

1. Introduction - what is the assignment about? Why is it relevant?
2. Define psychological trauma & cognitive functions as it relates to stroke
3. Perception and stroke
4. Attention and stroke
5. Short-term memory and stroke
6. Conclusion - overall, what can sum up with regards to the overall effects of stroke to cognitive functions?

I have put together a discussion below to get you started based on this outline. You can also use the resources listed here to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Stroke, Psychological Trauma & Cognitive Functions

A stroke is a form of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) primarily due to the loss of blood supply to the brain. The brain is the center of human functions in that as the center of the nervous systems, it has centralized control over all the organs of the human body. It does so by governing all patterns of muscle activities that drives the 'human machine' and by causing the secretion of hormones - chemicals released by cells and glands that are the 'message and command bearer' - to specific parts of the human body to affect a result/function/action. Hormones are transplanted through the blood in human beings. Blood flow all over the human system is governed by the circulatory system and through this system, nutrients like amino acids and electrolytes, together with gases, hormones and antibodies, are distributed throughout the body to keep the body functioning, to stabilize temperature, to keep the body free from diseases and to keep homeostasis going - essentially the regulation of the body ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of exploring the effect that as Stroke has on cognitive functions from a psychological and traumatic viewpoint. Key areas addressed are perception, attention and short-term memory. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word version is also attached.