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You’re watching television and a commercial comes on. It’s one you’ve seen before, but this time you burst into tears. You can’t stop crying. Later, you spill something and you become angrier than you should. You’re frustrated because you can’t control your emotions. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Dealing with the emotional and […]

Question: I need someone to tell me if this gets better?? My husband had a stroke in October and has speech aphasia. He is in speech therapy six days a week. We are coming up on that infamous six month mark…..and still have a ways to go. Will he get better….or do I just need […]

SLPs develop comprehensive Spanish-language battery for developing treatment approach for patients with difficulty swallowing. Have you ever been responsible for assessing and treating an adult patient with dysphagia whose only spoken language was not that of your own? I have. I found that I needed to be able to do more than simply dispense the […]

The average American consumes more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day – more than twice the amount recommended by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Because too much sodium can lead to elevated blood pressure – and elevated blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart attack – it’s critical for stroke survivors to […]

If Congress does not act, the Medicare therapy caps exceptions process, that allows coverage for therapy costs over $1,920, will EXPIRE on March 31, 2015. With your help, we built forward momentum in this fight to help stroke survivors access the post-stroke care they need to reach their recovery goals. Now is the time to […]

One of the most frustrating parts of stroke recovery can be the struggle to communicate. People with receptive aphasia, which is also known as Wernicke’s aphasia, have a hard time understanding words and may say words that don’t make sense. That’s different from expressive aphasia, also known as Broca’s aphasia. Survivors with expressive aphasia know […]

This post is from Stroke Advocacy Network: Legislation has been introduced by your state legislature that would improve response and treatment for stroke patients in your state. Contact your state legislators today and urge them to support this important legislation that can save lives and reduce the impact of stroke when it occurs. Read more […]

What Is Aphasia? Aphasia is a communication disorder that results from damage or injury to language parts of the brain. It’s more common in older adults, particularly those who have had a stroke. Aphasia gets in the way of a person’s ability to use or understand words. Aphasia does not impair the person’s intelligence. People […]

Join John Schall, CEO of CAN, for a discussion with Nora Super of the White House staff for a Family Caregiving Tele-Town Hall on Thursday, February 26th at 3pm ET. This event gives you a chance to share YOUR thoughts for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging. Registration information will be made available on […]

National Stroke Association is eager to assemble their 2015 TCS NYC Marathon Stroke Challenge team and they want you to be on their roster. On November 1, you’ll run 26.2 miles through New York City while supporting compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for all impacted by stroke. Click HERE […]