When a stroke occurs on the right side of the brain, a person's ability to judge distance, size, position, rate of movement, form, and the way parts relate to the whole is affected (spatial-perceptual problems). People with these problems may have more trouble learning to care for themselves.
Signs of perception problems are often noticed by the caregiver of a person who has had a stroke. These signs may include:
People with perception problems—even minor ones—should not drive a car.
Some tips for working with someone who has perception problems include the following:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology|
|Last Revised||January 3, 2013|
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