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)
- Unilateral neglect
- Spatial neglect
- Contralateral neglect
- Unilateral visual inattention
- Neglect syndrome
- Contralateral hemispatialagnosia