Two New Spasticity Resources
Spasticity is a
condition that does not allow someone to voluntarily relax their muscles. Learn about treatments in this educational webinar on Sept. 17, led by Dr. Mary Elizabeth
Nelson, DNP, RN, APNP, nurse practitioner at the Medical College of Wisconsin
and specialist in spasticity management.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
7-7:45 p.m. CDT
This webinar is sponsored by Medtronic, Inc.
Support Group Program
National Stroke Association’s Spasticity-in-a-box program for support groups is now available. Our second offering of meeting materials for stroke support groups
- A DVD of the iHOPE: Getting a Grip on Spasticity webinar
- A discussion guide for group activities
- Act FAST magnets and wallet cards
Quantities are limited—order your complimentary Spasticity-in-a-box program for your
stroke support group by calling 1-800-STROKES (787-6537) or emailing
This program is sponsored by an educational
grant from the Allergan and Medtronic Foundation.
Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a medical condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of crying or laughing. PBA can occur in stroke survivors and is thought to affect more than 1 million people in the U.S.
Only a doctor can diagnose PBA. However, the Center for Neurologic Study-Lability Scale (CNS-LS), developed by healthcare professionals, can help you assess whether you have symptoms of PBA.
» Watch a video about PBA.
» Take the CNS-LS assessment.
To order a DVD of the video, call 1-800-STROKES (787-6537).
Your Story Can Make a Big Impact
Your elected officials make decisions that affect stroke diagnosis, treatment and recovery. But many of them don’t have any experience with stroke. You have that experience and your elected officials need to hear about it! But how?
Join us for an online training on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. EDT on how to effectively communicate your stroke story to your elected officials. Your story can impact the decisions of lawmakers in Washington, D.C., or in your state capital. Those changes can help prevent future strokes, ensure access to therapy services, provide supportive services for caregivers and much more.
is running out—join more than 40,000 people taking on 26.2 miles through New
York City this fall. By joining our 2013 ING New York City Marathon Stroke Challenge team, you can
participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Run With Us
our team by Sept. 14 and you can get a free Stroke Challenge shirt. Challenge yourself in the celebration of stroke awareness and show your community what stroke means to you. We want you on our roster!
Clinical trials use volunteers to test new medicines
or medical devices for safety and effectiveness before they are made available
to the public. National Stroke Association’s website provides detailed
information about clinical
page also provides information about featured trials, such as PRISM II, a trial to study a treatment for post-stroke pseudobulbar affect and PLUS, a study evaluating an investigational medication for people with post-stroke spasticity of the lower limb.
The process of enrolling in a clinical trial can be confusing. CureLauncher
provides a free, personalized clinical trial matching service that
matches people to any of more than 200 stroke-related clinical trials.