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Many of us enjoy reading. However, aphasia (a language difficulty following stroke) can make reading difficult. People with aphasia say that they miss reading for pleasure – newspapers, magazines, letters, emails, books or whatever. There is very little reading matter that is aphasia-friendly AND for adults. This website aims to give people with aphasia the […]

Get Involved and Spread Stroke Awareness, an article Posted by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn for Stroke Smart on Apr 07 2014 Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and stroke is the fourth leading cause of death. However, compared to similar conditions, such as cancer, heart attacks and diabetes, the public lacks knowledge […]

We all played games as kids whether they were organized sports, family board games or imaginary characters. All of our games were intrinsic in the development of language, executive function and problem solving. We were only limited by how far we could go in a neighborhood or resources. This is the environment in which our […]

After a stroke it is not unusual for a survivor to want to drive again as quickly as possible. Independence, freedom and being able to get around are all important. But, above all else, safety behind the wheel should come first. Brain damage after a stroke can change how you operate a vehicle. Some physical […]

Many people without stroke knowledge mistake a seizure for a stroke because they can look the same as they occur. Strokes and Seizures should not be confused. They are vastly different. A seizure is usually brief and the person recovers after a short time. A stroke is a longer episode and almost always leaves some […]

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Returning to Work After a Stroke, a posting by National Stroke Association’s “Faces of Stroke”. Nearly one quarter of all strokes occur in people under the age of 65. Of those, nearly 50 percent will return to a full- or part-time job. Depending on the severity of the stroke, a stroke survivor might need weeks […]

What is global aphasia?, an article posted by Global aphasia is an acquired language disorder involving severe impairments in both comprehension and production. What causes global aphasia? It is caused by injuries to language-processing areas of the brain, notably Wernicke’s and Broca’s areas. Most often, the injuries are the result of a large middle-cerebral-artery […]