Body Neglect in Stroke Patients

Body neglect in stroke recovery can be challenging for rehab professionals to address. Below are suggestions to facilitate patient awareness of the affected side.

Body neglect in stroke patients is a neuropsychological condition that occurs due to damage in one hemisphere of the brain. Body neglect occurs when there is a deficit in attention or awareness to one side of the field of vision or to the affected limb.

Body neglect in stroke recovery can also be referred to as:

  • Hemispatial neglect (hemiagnosia)
  • Hemineglect
  • Unilateral neglect
  • Spatial neglect
  • Contralateral neglect
  • Unilateral visual inattention
  • Hemi-inattention
  • Neglect syndrome
  • Contralateral hemispatialagnosia

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