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What should you know about locked-in syndrome?

As a rare disorder, you may not know a lot about locked-in syndrome, but it has a huge impact on the people that it affects.

What are the signs of locked-in syndrome?

For individuals with locked-in syndrome, their brain remains active whilst all voluntary muscles, aside from eye movements, are paralysed.

Due to the complex nature of this syndrome, diagnosis can be challenging. If an individual has been in a coma, family members or care members often notice signs of awareness, according to the Stroke Association.

Communication is also a big obstacle, which can be frustrating for the individual.

As individuals are able to move their eyes, eye movements and blinking are often used to communicate.  

To facilitate this, technology such as eye gaze devices can be used.

What approach do we take?

At Almond Care, we recognise the importance of getting the best level of care.

With our deep understanding of locked-in syndrome, we are able to select the right carers to deliver the appropriate day-to-day care.

Our trained and qualified carers are able to adapt to the individuals’ needs, which could include ventilation support, tracheostomy care and nutrition support, such as nasogastric and PEG feeding.

The personalised approach that we take means that each carer received client-specific training so that they can fully grasp the client’s symptoms as well as their personality. With this information,

Do you or one of your loved ones need support with locked-in syndrome or other neurological conditions? Contact us.


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