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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 […]

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 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LINGRAPHICA UNVEILS “FACES OF APHASIA” WEBSITE AND SEEKS STORIES FOR APHASIA AWARENESS MONTH Users can submit stories of their aphasia journey at www.facesofaphasia.com . Communication disorder affects more than 1 million persons in the U.S. PRINCETON, NJ: Lingraphica, in cooperation with multiple non-profit partners, today announced June as Aphasia Awareness Month and […]

An article in Stroke Smart posted on June 5, 2014 by Emily Shearing Exercise. Eat more vegetables. Reduce stress. You already know the typical ways to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risk of stroke. But there are other simple changes you can make you may not have not heard of that can significantly […]