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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 . 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 […]

Article posted in Stroke Smart by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn Jun 05 2014 New guidelines have been released to help healthcare professionals assess and monitor current risk factors for stroke survivors. Survivors should be aware of the most common risk factors and make a plan with a healthcare professional to help prevent recurring stroke. Risk factors such […]

Faces of Aphasia was created to spread awareness about aphasia, a communication disorder, caused by a stroke or other brain injury, that affects the way a person uses language. Faces of Aphasia is a collection of stories about people touched by aphasia. Check out “John and Judi’s Story – A Message of Hope” and other […]

What Is Broca’s Aphasia? This article is from The Aphasia Center At Steps Forward: Paul Broca was a French neuroanatomist who “discovered” the area of the brain referred to as “Broca’s area” in 1861 based on a series of consultations with an aphasic gentleman called “Tan”. The patient was called Tan because “tan” was all […]

A distinguishing feature of Broca’s aphasia is non-fluent halting speech typically involving one to three words per utterance. Yet, despite such profound impairments, some patients can mimic audio-visual speech stimuli enabling them to produce fluent speech in real time. We call this effect ‘speech entrainment’ and reveal its neural mechanism as well as explore its […]