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Intellect, sensation, perception and movement, all honed over the course of a lifetime, are the very abilities most compromised by stroke. Stroke can rob people of the most basic methods of interacting with the world.

The specific abilities that will be lost or affected by stroke depend on the extent of the brain damage and, most importantly, on the location of the stroke in the brain. The brain is an incredibly complex organ, and each area within the brain has responsibility for a particular function or ability. The brain is divided into four primary parts: the right hemisphere (or half), the left hemisphere, the cerebellum and the brain stem.

Right-Hemisphere Stroke

Left-Hemisphere Stroke

Cerebellar Stroke

Brain Stem Stroke