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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 […]

How to Resume Daily Living After Stroke – Article for StrokeSmart Posted by Teresa Bitler Mar 18 2014. While resuming daily life, such as buying groceries and attending social functions may seem impossible, getting back out after a stroke is an essential part of the recovery process. Outings provide an opportunity to work on practical […]

Cooking One-Handed Following a Stroke – Posted by Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn on Mar 24 2014 to Stroke Smart. Many stroke survivors find it difficult to cook due to a paralyzed limb or spasticity in the arms. Rosanna Radding, stroke survivor and blogger, was unable to use her right hand following her stroke. But she did not […]

Did They Really Just Say That? Friends and relatives are often challenged regarding what to say or do when conversing with a stroke survivor. It is easy for even the most well-meaning folks to make inappropriate comments. In some cases these comments can provoke very unexpected reactions from the survivor. The classic example is the […]

A vacation provides a much needed break from the routine of recovery, but unfortunately, it can mean missing several therapy sessions. Time off doesn’t have to impede your progress, though. In fact, a vacation can reenergize your therapy sessions and take you to the next level. Before You Go Tell your physical, occupational and speech […]

5 More Tips for Wellness – Five steps to help stroke survivors reduce the risk for a second stroke, an article posted in Stroke Smart by Sara Palmer, PhD Feb 06, 2014 Here are five more steps you can take to reduce your future stroke risk and increase your wellness for the year ahead. Again, […]

Video with 4 important tips when talking to someone with Aphasia, by Carly Gillis for Upworthy Community. Five years ago, a drunk driver gave her aphasia, which is a kind of speech disorder that sometimes happens after a stroke. But the ordeal didn’t take away her sense of humor. She imitates exactly what it’s like […]

5 Ways to Reduce Post-Stroke Pain, Article posted on 11/5/13 by Mara Calomino for Stroke Smart More often than not, survivors will experience pain associated with their stroke. This pain can either be local or central, moderate or severe, constant or on and off. Local pain is due to muscle or soft tissue damage and […]

Speech therapist and audiologist, Caitlin Longman, offers the following tips when communicating with someone who has aphasia. One in three stroke victims will experience some form of aphasia, a communication disability. Tips for communicating with a person with aphasia: 1. Always be respectful when addressing an individual living with aphasia. People living with aphasia are […]

5 Trouble Free Traveling Tips, an Article posted on Stroke Smart, posted by Mara Calomino Oct 28 2013 With the winter approaching, travel is probably on your mind, either to see family members, or just get away from the cold. But if you or a loved one has survived a stroke, traveling may seem like […]