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An article from Lingraphica: What is Teletherapy? Why It Matters to You For years, news outlets have been writing about the changing healthcare marketplace. Writers introduce the shifting marketplace by using interchangeable terms like teletherapy, telepractice, and telemedicine, leaving readers and potential patients scratching their heads wondering “what is this?” We’re here to set the […]

This article is from Lingraphica: New Study Shows Adults With Chronic Aphasia Improve With Teletherapy For many years it was widely believed post-stroke survivors with aphasia would essentially plateau six months into their recovery. In an effort to test this assumption and support the community of adults with chronic aphasia, we studied the effectiveness of our speech-generating devices in […]

Spouse’s Stroke Has Long-Term Impact on Partner’s Health Multiple, persistent health issues afflict husbands and wives of stroke survivors Caring for a spouse who has had a stroke may have negatively affected the mental and physical health of even relatively young caregivers for many years after the event, researchers reported. In one of the first […]

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Concerned Daughter posts an inquiry: My mother had a stroke 5 years ago. She was lucky and it left her healthy, with the exception of Aphasia/Apraxia. She is a very stubborn and proud lady of 68 years. However, since her stroke, she refuses to get help or take therapy. Her Aphasia embarrasses her and therefore […]

As a family practitioner, Beth Milligan, M.D. knew the telltale signs of stroke, but even she initially misinterpreted what her body was telling her. Now, she’s on a mission to educate others. Blindsided Milligan thought she was doing everything right—she had taken steps to eliminate the risk factors for stroke from her life…Read More

This article is from The Stroke Connection newsletter, entitled “Post-Stroke Rehabilitation” Rehabilitation is probably one of the most important phases of recovery for many stroke survivors. The effects of stroke may mean that you must change, relearn or redefine how you live. Stroke rehabilitation helps you return to independent living. Rehabilitation doesn’t reverse the effects […]

Although men have more risk factors for strokes, they are particularly deadly for women and pose a greater threat to women’s health than breast cancer. Don’t Miss This Two Types of Strokes: Do You Know the Difference? 10 Tips for Your Best Stroke Recovery Stroke statistics for women are surprising and distressing. Though you may […]

Smart911 is an enhanced 9-1-1 system where you can prepare for an emergency before one happens. Here’s how it works, you create a Safety Profile online at www.smart911.com which can include your name, home address, photos of family members, even your medical history. Your profile is then stored in secure national databases. And if you […]

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 […]

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 […]