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It’s time for the 13th annual APHASIA CAMP: A relaxing weekend retreat in a rustic setting for people with aphasia SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2016 YMCA Camp Manitou New Auburn, Wis. Click on the link below for the 2016 Aphasia Camp brochure. Aphasia CampBro 2016

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A message from Rx Dangers: In 2013 the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority of medications are safe for consumption, but we believe in educating the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause […]

Aphasia is a challenging condition that can take months, or even years. Unfortunately, many patients can find that their insurance coverage has run out before they are fully on the mend. This can be very frustrating, since patients can find that help ends just when they have begun making big strides in their recovery. Private […]

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 […]