Not knowing anything about the patient its hard to give any recommendations. I had a stroke at 17 (im now 36) and awoke from a coma 4 days later in a locked in state (all i could move were my eyes). Slowly i regained most of my right side but only about 10% of my left. If I had to do rehab over again id concentrate on core and balance exercises for my left side, doing this ive shown more progress in the last year than since my stroke. On diet its hard to recommend anything, the doctors will recommend avoiding saturated fats like the plague. I however believe in the paleo principles and my saturated fat intake has gone through the roof with no ill effects. In fact my cholesterol, bp and rhr readings are better now than my baseline readings which were shortly after my stroke. Good luck!
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