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Those Living in ”Stroke Belt” Likely to Suffer Cognitive Difficulties

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

According to the New York Times, those living in the “stroke belt” are also more likely to suffer cognitive difficulties. Previous studies have shown that those who live in the southern part of the U.S. have greater rates of strokes, including death. A stroke can be disabling and leave an individual unable to work. This may qualify you to receive Social Security disability benefits.

States with the Highest Rates of Stroke 

  • Alabama;
  • Arkansas;
  • Georgia;
  • Louisiana;
  • Mississippi;
  • North Carolina;
  • South Carolina; and
  • Tennessee.

A new study is now showing that these same states may have a greater likelihood of experiencing a decline in cognitive ability over a period of several years. They found specific problems with orientation and memory.

Researchers now plan to investigate what could be the potential causes for these health risks, with considerations such as the type of food being eaten, to the availability of quality healthcare.

If you have been diagnosed with a severe health condition that prevents you from working and has caused you to become permanently disabled, then you should seek legal help. A Miami Gardens Social Security disability associate can determine eligibility for benefits or assist you with appealing a claim that has been denied.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits.

When you’re ready to get started, contact Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.