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Aphasia is a challenging condition that can take months, or even years. Unfortunately, many patients can find that their insurance coverage has run out before they are fully on the mend. This can be very frustrating, since patients can find that help ends just when they have begun making big strides in their recovery. Private […]

5 Ways Nutrition Can Help Prevent Stroke: Most strokes are due to a lack of oxygen to the vascular system in the brain due to a blockage. To lower your risk of blocked arteries and stroke, here are five ways nutrition can support your body: Read Article

You regularly hear of Alzheimer’s disease in the news, but there’s another condition that you should know about. Aphasia is a disorder that affects the brain’s language region and it’s often linked to other health conditions, including Alzheimer’s. To reduce your risk of such conditions, you need to follow lifestyle tips that will make your […]

As a caregiver of a stroke survivor, there are key decisions about services that you must make. John Schall, chief executive officer of the Caregiver Action Network, offers tips and advice on choosing a rehab location for a stroke survivor, the move to a residential care facility, and end-of-life planning and wishes. Read on

As a stroke survivor, you may be struggling with fatigue. That’s not surprising. Strokes are physically and emotionally exhausting. Most stroke survivors grapple with some sort of fatigue and many have trouble sleeping. “Sleep has a great restorative function,” says Kyoung Bin Im, M.D., M.S, staff physician at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics’ Sleep […]

Recovering from a stroke takes lots of hard work and perseverance. Here are five tips from two occupational therapists that can help. Understand your strengths and your weaknesses. An important tip in a stroke survivor’s recovery is learning how to compensate for weaknesses and deficits by utilizing a stroke survivor’s strengths. “Learning how to be […]

If a stroke has left you with weakness on one side of your body, you may be afraid of falling. But there are things you can do to reduce your risk. “One of the top reasons balance is so important is to prevent falls,” said J.J. Mowder-Tinney, an associate professor of physical therapy at Nazareth […]

As a stroke survivor, you know all too well what it feels like to be in an emergency medical situation. You’re scared and anxious, your family is worried, and emergency responders are working hard to find out more about you and your medical history. You can’t predict an emergency, but you can plan for it. […]

Being diagnosed with aphasia after a stroke or brain injury can cause frustration and stress, not only for survivors but also for their caregivers. Often their caregivers find themselves dealing with an entirely “new” loved one—with a different personality, new physical challenges, and impaired communication skills. The severity of the person’s condition depends on the […]

Growing with Acceptance, By Jeanette Davidson, reprinted by permission from The Stroke Network. Inspirationals After my stroke, I spent a lot of time learning to live in the present moment. I have always loved to write, so I began writing what I call Inspirationals. They were a way for me to stay in a place […]