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Bill Would Give Social Security Credits to Caregivers On July 7, Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) introduced important legislation to help caregivers increase the amount of Social Security benefits they would be eligible for when they retire. Under the proposal, caregivers could get credit for up to 5 years of unpaid care that they are providing […]

Heat Stroke vs. Stroke? Global Stroke Resource Offers Summertime Health Safety Tips Orlando, Fla. (July 9, 2014) – You want a healthy sun-kissed glow this summer, but would you be able to recognize when your body has had far too much exposure to sun or heat? It is important to know the signs of heat […]

One common experience of Stroke Survivors is uncontrollable emotional outbursts. Sometimes the outburst outweighs the degree that might be anticipated, for example, uncontrollable crying at a minor event. Sometimes the outburst is the opposite of what might be expected, for example, laughing instead of crying. David discusses this phenomena including giving examples from his personal […]

Dealing with Five Disabilities After Stroke Part 1. I. Movement dysfunction and paralysis II. Sensory dysfunction This month the first of two articles appears discussing the five major disabilities resulting from stroke. Walt explains each of them and how they are treated. Read this article.

Last week, our Virtual Lobby Days event came to end. We’re happy to report that it was remarkably successful! Nearly 1,000 advocates sent 4,200 messages to their members of Congress regarding stroke-related issues. We also had tremendous reach within Congress—with 47 state delegations contacted by members of the stroke community. We’re confident that stroke-related legislation […]

Message from National Stroke Association: The RAISE Awards annually recognizes individuals and groups across the country for taking stroke awareness activities to new heights. Awards are given in several categories and recognize people engaged in community-level awareness activities directly supporting National Stroke Association’s mission. 2014 Nominations Nominate Nominations for the third annual awards open in […]

As Congress continues to consider legislation over the next few weeks, we need to make sure that stroke-related issues remain in the conversation. This month’s Virtual Lobby Days event has been tremendously successful thus far, but we need your help to push us over the top. Currently, members of Congress have a number of opportunities […]

As stroke survivors and family caregivers know, the unexpected can happen. Incapacity planning prepares you and your family for the day when you will no longer be able to make financial, legal and health decisions on your own. With incapacity planning, you give someone else, a spouse or trusted family member, the power to make […]

Posted by Emily Shearing Jun 19 2014, for Stroke Smart. Poor oral hygiene isn’t just bad for your teeth and gums. Neglecting to brush and floss daily could potentially lead to pneumonia, cancer, heart disease and even stroke. And the risk is greater than you might think. A Surprising Risk Factor A recent study found […]

The Trustees of the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia are delighted to announce that Professor Linda Worrall is the 2014 recipient of The Robin Tavistock Award. This award is named after Robin Tavistock, the 14th Duke of Bedford who founded The Tavistock Trust for Aphasia. It is presented annually to a person, or group, who is […]