Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Recovering after a stroke requires hard work from the survivor and their caretakers. Though this can be intimidating, there is good news: with new technology in apps, patients have more help than ever regaining abilities after their stroke.
Thursday, July 20th, 2017
After suffering a stroke, many survivors find themselves with some loss of physical function. While much of this is due to brain damage from the stroke itself, there are additional preventable problems like physical deconditioning and fatigue that can lead to a survivor losing function. How can this be prevented? Physical activity.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017
They say dog is man’s best friend, but for stroke survivors, a dog can mean even more than that. Dogs tend to respond well to training and have the temperaments to be good companions. For this reason, more and more stroke survivors are finding comfort, support, and assistance during recovery in the form of pet therapy dogs.
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Having a stroke can change a person’s life in many ways. Survivor’s often find themselves unable to speak, swallow, walk, or even use half of their body. These disabilities can make returning to a normal routine difficult, and for many it makes it impossible for them to return to work.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Everyone knows that exercise is good for their health, and for stroke survivors it is no different. After suffering a stroke, survivors may face numerous barriers to becoming physically active such as disability, fatigue, or depression. While they may have to start slowly and find ways to work around physical barriers, physical exercise is important to both help survivors recover and help them prevent a second stroke.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
As today’s largest generations continue to mature, all age groups are in the center of a significant shift. Within the next 30 years, the population of people over the age of 60 will surpass the number of those beneath it, making awareness of a changing health landscape necessary. In addition to general care and support for our loved ones, it’s vital to note that the risk of stroke increases with age, doubling every decade following the age of 55.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Recovering after a stroke can seem like a path that is both endless and full of obstacles. The key to resilience lies in staying optimistic and dedicating your efforts to getting better. Finding this motivation requires you to dig deep, and that’s the hardest of all.
Monday, February 20th, 2017
As a stroke survivor, you can face major life changes. In the aftermath of a stroke, you may experience a sense of loss that is rooted in the feeling that you’ve lost the life you had before your stroke, or your independence. These strong emotional reactions take a toll.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
After experiencing a stroke, survivors can begin to recover through rehabilitation. However, recovery from stroke is a process that survivors need to continue throughout their lives. Formal stroke rehabilitation is important for survivors to regain their independence and control of body movements and functions.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Recovering from a stroke is difficult. It takes time and puts strain on a person, both physically and emotionally. Having the support of a loved one is a crucial part of the process, providing mental and physical support when the victim needs it most. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know how to best support a loved one who has suffered from stroke. Here are a few ways that you can help a friend or loved one who is in the process of stroke recovery.