February 1, 2011

While recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery, people often are on an emotional rollercoaster and may become clinically depressed. They may also suffer from adjusting to changes in their lifestyle. Providing emotional support is just as important as physical recovery.Showing some extra love and implementing special communication techniques will help in the recovery of a family member with heart disease.

It can be fairly common for heart attack survivors to be angry and agitated. After all, they’re having to change the way things are done in daily life. It’s especially important for everyone involved to recognize the signs of depression. It’s a common after-effect of a stroke or heart attack, and needs to be understood and treated. Follow this link for a downloadable form on communication tips and tactics.

For more heart health resources and tips from senior care St. Louis experts, please contact Continuum at (314) 863-9912 or (636) 861-3336.