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Over 3.2 million adults living in nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the U.S. As many as 40 percent of all adults will enter a nursing home at some point during their lives and as the U.S. population ages, the number of nursing home residents is expected to grow. Many of these […]

The road back to employment after a stroke can be daunting and full of challenges for stroke survivors. You may be asking yourself: Am I capable of working? Can I do what I did before my stroke? Can I tolerate full-time employment? What happens to my disability status if I return to work? To help […]

Stroke recovery doesn’t need to be a solo effort. From balancing a bank account and programming television remotes to driving stroke survivors to physical therapy appointments and helping them bathe, family members and close friends can make a significant impact on the recovery and everyday life of a survivor no matter how modest the task […]

It’s not easy for older adults, but the medical treatments they would want near the end of life need to be discussed with others, including their caregiver. Despite the topic’s importance, only 27% of Americans report having talked with their families about end-of-life care. The best way to make your medical wishes known is to […]

Palliative Care For Seniors, Care Givers and Families Help make their last years better years! Outline What is Palliative Care? Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care Costs and Funding Information Caregiver’s Guide to Palliative Care Indications and Contraindication related to Palliative Care Certification and Training for Services Nationwide Variations of Service Other Relevant Resources     […]

A mini guide for people with aphasia and their families This post is by Caitlin Longman:   This booklet was created with the help of many individuals with aphasia and I am grateful from all the input from therapists and organisations across South Africa. Please feel free to print out this booklet and share with other […]

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 […]