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Lifestyle

Lifestyle changes can help you recover from a stroke and may help prevent another one. Examples of these changes include quitting smoking, following a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active. You may experience changes in your relationships because of new limitations and challenges. Both your income and expenses may be impacted by stroke.  Learn more about living your new “reality” to the best of your ability.

Stroke can often cause changes that strain relationships, family, and friends. Learn more about these types of changes to relationships after stroke.

Sometimes the severity of a stroke can keep someone away from work for different amount of times. Get more information on the types of barriers, questions, and resources on returning to work after stroke.

Financial planning for stroke survivors is essential to adjusting to a post-stroke life. Anything from budgeting, prioritizing, discretionary spending, maintaining health insurance, and seeking assistance are some examples of this process. Get more information of the resources available for financial planning after a stroke.

It is important to consider safety when returning home after a stroke or from rehabilitation. Making your home safe after a stroke is crucial to a faster recovery and independence. Get more information on what it is, types of concerns, and tips on living a safer life after stroke.

After stroke, many survivors may be advised to change their diet and nutrition to reduce chances of having another stroke. Learn more about healthy diets, nutrition, and tips for having one after stroke. 

After having a stroke, it can be an intimidating process to get behind the wheel of a car again. Learn more about your privileges, potential care modifications, and resources to help you with transportation post-stroke

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