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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 […]

This article was posted in StrokeSmart June 5, 2014 by Lucy Lazarony After a stroke, a stroke survivor faces all kinds of challenges that impact their ability to maintain their personal hygiene. Getting expert advice, adopting the right attitude and choosing the best adaptive equipment can help to shift a challenging experience to a calming […]

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. About one out of every four stroke survivors experience some form of language impairment, such as aphasia, after a stroke. While a healthcare professional can help with different treatments, many survivors want to know what can be done from home to further improve aphasia, especially in cases where therapy […]

Evelyn Grodan, a consultant on disability and modifying home, shares tips to ensure a house is both safe and easy to get around. This article was posted by Nancy Coulter-Parker for Stroke Smart, Apr 22, 2014 When a stroke survivor returns home, most houses need modifications. Evelyn Grodan, owner of Design That Works and a […]

You Can Lower Your Stroke Risk, an article posted for National Stroke Association. Each year nearly 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. But up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by controlling risk factors. Here are few simple tips to get started

3 Strategies for Combating Post-stroke Fatigue, an article Posted by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn Apr 22 2014 for Stroke Smart Stroke survivors often experience frustration and fatigue trying to maintain the same lifestyle they had before their stroke. For many stroke survivors, it’s impossible to return to their old activities and schedules. According to a new study […]

This article is from a great resource “Talking Mats”: How can you help someone express how they feel about their communication using the health and well-being resource? n the Health and Well-being resource, we have provided four sets of symbols to help people consider how they feel about their communication. Because communication is complex and […]