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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 […]

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 […]