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Stroke can be a costly especially if you are taking several medications which can put a dent in the pocketbook. But there is help with prescription costs for anyone on Medicare through a program called Extra Help which is offered through the Social Security Administration. Extra Help offers help with monthly premiums, annual deductibles and […]

A Message from National Stroke Association: Do you know the symptoms of stroke? We are in the midst of National Stroke Awareness Month, and still have so much to share. Not only is stroke the fifth leading cause of death, but also a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. According to research, less […]

Stroke and the Brain Do you know the number one cause of adult disability? You may be surprised to learn the answer is stroke. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 795,000 Americans have a stroke every year, of which many are temporary or permanently disabled. – Read Article

Janska started with a simple dream of one jacket to help a friend live with dignity, comfort, and ease after a stroke. The company has grown to include five unique collections of women’s outerwear and accessories found in over 900 specialty boutiques and several catalogs across the U.S. and Canada. National Stroke Association is proud […]

Lost for Words A disease called primary progressive aphasia gradually robs people of their language skills while leaving their minds intact. Unlike other aphasias (language impairments) caused by trauma or stroke, PPA is degenerative: It gets worse, slowly and inexorably. But unlike other degenerative conditions, like Alzheimer’s dementia, it leaves most of a patient’s mental […]

We get up on the dance floor and try to synchronize our bodies to the rhythm of the music. The toe taps, wrist flicks, and questionable twerking are transformed into a graceful physical performance. The brain is able to orchestrate these movements, signaling our joints when and how to move. There are several neural mechanisms […]

A message from the National Stroke Association: This May, get involved in stroke awareness for National Stroke Awareness Month. Not only is stroke the fifth leading cause of death, but also a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. According to research, less than one third of people can recognize more than one stroke […]

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Yet, research shows that too few people know what a stroke is and how to recognize when stroke is happening. Learn more about stroke, how to prevent a stroke from happening to you, and how learning the signs […]

The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center will be hosting the PIRATE Aphasia Education and Advocacy Summit this summer for persons with aphasia along with their caregivers and family members. Interested professionals are also welcome to attend. The conference will be held at the Pittsburgh VA on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 […]

Monday, March 7, 2016 CENTENNIAL, CO—National Stroke Association has appointed veteran nonprofit leader Robyn Moore as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Moore brings more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit healthcare industry to the only nonprofit dedicated 100 percent to stroke. Moore most recently was chief development officer at the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado […]