Now More Than Ever—Support for Caregivers
It’s National Family Caregiver Month, a time to recognize the millions of caregivers across the country. In the last year, our online support group for caregivers, Careliving℠ Community, has doubled in size— leading to some wonderful changes. There are now more interactive and helpful discussions, a new “Expert Speak” advice blog, and news about our caregiver programs and resources. Now more than ever Careliving Community is there for thousands of caregivers who need discussion, connection and support. Join today.
November Is American Diabetes Month®
In the U.S., nearly 26 million children and adults have diabetes. Another
79 million have pre-diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are
higher than normal. Many of these people will be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
within 10 years. Often people with diabetes have health problems that increase
their risk for stroke.
This November, educate yourself about diabetes and its connection to
stroke. National Stroke Association has a new brochure—Diabetes and Stroke. Download it today and learn more about this controllable risk factor.
Ever Forget to Tell Your Doctor?
Did you know that over 40 percent of people
forget questions they wanted to ask their doctor at their appointment? National
Stroke Association offers a new Post-stroke
Checklist for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers.
The checklist addresses 12 areas with common post-stroke
challenges, such as concerns you might forget during an appointment, issues you might
not know are related to your stroke or items that are embarrassing to bring up.
Download the checklist and take it to your next
New Spasticity Impact Survey
A recent survey
conducted by National Stroke Association and Allergan, Inc. asked stroke
survivors and their caregivers to rank how post-stroke conditions impact
quality of life. Spasticity, which causes muscles to contract and spasm leading
to stiffness and pain, scored second only to paralysis in its impact. However,
close to 50 percent of stroke survivors and their caregivers are unaware of the
available treatment options.
For information about spasticity and for an interactive
discussion guide to share with your treatment team, please visit www.SpasticityAfterStroke.com.