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Symptoms of Frontal, Temporal, Parietal and Occipital Strokes

Symptoms You May Have After a Stroke in a Specific Lobe of the Brain

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Updated May 21, 2009

Symptoms of Frontal, Temporal, Parietal and Occipital Strokes

The Brain's Lobes

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Not every stroke symptom is as obvious as hemiparesis, or numbness. Some stroke symptoms show up unexpectedly, and sometimes they become completely obvious to everyone but the patient himself. This is why knowing about the symptoms of a stroke as they relate to the specific part of the brain that was affected can help patients and their families understand, and accept, many of the changes brought on by strokes.

Frontal Lobe Strokes

The frontal lobe houses areas that are critical for movement, and performs other important functions related to the way we perceive ourselves and the world.

Frontal lobe strokes leave behind many symptoms which may be very difficult to understand for caregivers, family members and even patients themselves. Becoming familiar with these symptoms can help you accept some of the changes that people go through after a frontal lobe stroke.

Temporal Lobe Strokes

This is yet another critical part of our brain. It is particularly important in language perception, memory, and hearing. But it does much more than that, especially in those areas which border the parietal and occipital lobes. Learn more about the temporal lobes and about the symptoms that are brought on when they are affected by stroke.

Parietal Lobe Strokes

This important part of our brain is critical for the perception of self, and the ability to feel our surroundings. Because of its location in relationship to other lobes of the brain, strokes in this area can bring on symptoms which are sometimes difficult for patients and their families to understand.

Occipital Lobe Strokes

The occipital lobes are mostly in charge of vision. But you would be surprised by how many different forms of visual problems can arise as a result of strokes in this important part of our brain. Here we give you a clear explanation with examples of what it is like to suffer from the most common occipital lobe strokes.
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