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My father had an ischemic stroke at age 89

He cannot stand due to left arm and leg weakness.

He insists on doing things which have no real-world connection... like he will say we are landing now, or let's go to the other home (none such exists). With eyesight and hearing issues (even with hearing aids), how can I keep him mentally alert?
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  Thanks for your question and we're sorry to hear about your father.  How long ago did this occur?  Unfortunately, an ischemic stroke in older adults can lead to cognitive decline, dementia and walking problems.  For each person suffering this type of stroke, the situation can be unique and is on a spectrum from mild to severe.   https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/327112  I would speak to his neurologist about this.  Is his blood pressure well controlled?  
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Thanks for your post. This occurred one month ago and he is now home after the hospital stay (3 weeks) and is doing physio rehab at home. Speech is ok but gets slurry at times and I have been advised to get a speech therapist also. Do u also feel speech therapist is necessary? Blood pressure goes from normal to about systolic high/80-85 and sometimes systolic high/95-100 (systolic high being about 140-155).
Hello, thank you for that update.  Yes, I would do exactly as the doctors advise.  The more help he receives, typically usually better the outcome.  Are they treating his blood pressure?  
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