The National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke through education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support that address the needs of stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals in the stroke community nationwide. The organization provides services to more than 90,000 stroke survivors, 30,000 caregivers and 110,000
Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Although you may experience the symptoms that suggest OSA, often times, it is your bed partner or family member who notices your sleep problem. You should talk to your doctor if you think you may be experiencing symptoms of OSA. To officially diagnose the problem, your doctor may arrange a
Post-stroke fatigue is a common complaint. It is known by the medical profession to affect 30-70% of survivors. It can affect moving, emotions and thinking and does not seem to respond to rest. Learn more about what you can do if you are experiencing post-stroke fatigue.
Check with your physician and/or occupational therapist to see if it is safe for you to get behind the wheel of a car again. A driving rehabilitation specialist can assess your ability to safely resume driving, as well as give you suggestions for car mobility equipment. Mobility equipment can be easily installed to help you
Muscle weakness on one side of the body occurs in about 80% of people who have a stroke. Many rehabilitation specialists are involved in the treatment of this effect of stroke. Methods of treatment may involve range of motion, medications, technologies like robotic therapies, and many other techniques. Goals of therapy are explained in this
The most common physical effect of stroke is muscle weakness and having less control of an affected arm or leg. Survivors often work with therapists to restore strength and control through exercise programs. They also learn skills to deal with the loss of certain body movements.
This webinar is temporarily unavailable. Bathroom and Kitchen Home Modifications – Susan Bachner, OTRL, FAOTA, Susan Bachner Consulting, LLC. Lexington, KY Learn the importance of post-stroke issues and how to make home modifications to promote safety, accessibility, comfort and socialization. Get valuable information about what to avoid and helpful design changes for a safe and
This webinar is temporarily unavailable. There are modifications you can make in your home to ensure that health, safety and comfort needs are met. Learn how to assess your needs. Explore adding devices such as grab bars and ramps and how changing lighting and structural barriers in the home increase mobility. Total Home Modifications –
This webinar is temporarily unavailable. Join topic experts Elaine Katz of Kessler Foundation and Richard Luecking of TransCen, Inc. as they discuss post-stroke employment topics including: Job hunting as a stroke survivor Tips and resources for returning to work Knowing your rights System requirements: PC-based attendees – Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003
These webinars are temporarily unavailable. Living After Stroke is a series of webinars and resource guides to help caregivers and stroke survivors with post-stroke challenges such as adjusting to life at home, work and in the community, and accessing services. Topics in this series: Managing Life at Home and in the Community: Part 1 Managing
Post-stroke effects, part of the Recovery After Stroke fact sheet series.
Pain is a sign that the body is being harmed in some way. With stroke, that is not always the case. In order to view the fact sheets, you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer (download Adobe Reader). © 2006
Some emotions are normal responses to the changes in your life after stroke. Others are common but should not be considered a normal part of stroke recovery. In order to view the fact sheets, you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer (download Adobe Reader). © 2006
Post-stroke effects, part of the Recovery After Stroke fact sheet series. In order to view the fact sheets, you need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer (download Adobe Reader). © 2006
Post-stroke effects, part of the Recovery After Stroke fact sheet series. Stroke can cause physical problems. It can also affect cognition. Cognition refers to thinking abilities. It’s how people use their brains to talk, read, write, learn, understand, reason and remember. Losing skills in this area may affect how you manage everyday tasks, take part
Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of stroke recovery. And yet, sleep problems are common among stroke survivors. When these sleep problems go on for a long time, they are considered sleep disorders. Having a sleep disorder can be frustrating. It can make you tired and irritable. It can affect your health
Choosing healthy foods can help you keep up your energy level for therapy, exercise and favorite activities. And, healthy eating will be easier once you learn to deal with new eating challenges brought on by your stroke.
This webinar is temporarily unavailable. Listen to psychologist Sara Palmer, PhD, discuss managing the changes that stroke has made in your life: How can you manage life changes resulting from your stroke? How can you make the most of your abilities now? When will you recover? What does “stroke recovery” mean? How can you stay
This webinar is temporarily unavailable. Join topic expert Karen Wolf-Branigin as she discusses solutions to transportation problems, including: How to find resources in your community What questions to ask occupational therapy: goals, skills and outcomes What providers should know about you and your needs How to pick the best option Download resources discussed in Transportation:
Where to begin: Start by asking family and friends about the services they use. What are their recommendations, experiences and cautions? Information about many transportation organizations is on the Internet. Do your best to find assistance in navigating the Internet if you need it. Many transportation providers have telephone numbers, but be prepared to reach
This primer provides an overview of the family of transportation services. A general description is included however services vary widely from community to community. Some options may be available in your location but others will not. These options offer a wide range of alternatives, services, and modes of travel and it’s important that you, potential
This webinar is temporarily unavailable. Join topic experts Kelly McCarron, an occupational therapist, and Marion Levine, a vocational counselor, as they discuss topics on available support for returning to work: Vocational rehabilitation: process, benefits and challenges Occupational therapy: goals, skills and outcomes Strategies for returning to work Symptom management once back at work System requirements: