Anticoagulation Therapy – What You Need to Know

When you have Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, your risk of stroke increases. Anticoagulation therapies can help reduce this risk. These oral medications, however, have side effects such as unwanted bleeding. Learn more about how to control these risks by taking control of your health and talking with your healthcare provider. Video Watch this short video

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National Stroke Awareness Month Video 2018

Stroke: It Happens In An Instant A stroke is an emergency – it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. What happens when someone experiences a stroke and what occurs on the way to and at the hospital, is the focus of this year’s National Stroke Awareness Month video. Save a


Past Years

Take a look at our past success stories. Over the years we have provided many ways to educate yourself and others to: Understand the importance of knowing your stroke risk Recognize stroke signs and symptoms Ways to reduce your risk of stroke You may find something you can use to raise awareness for stroke. 2017 Young

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Living with the Burden of PBA: Education for Patients and Caregivers (Flyer and Webinar)

Recorded Live Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Now Available On Demand About the Program Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) causes sudden, unpredictable episodes of crying or laughing that seem overreactive or out of place. Often confused with depression, PBA occurs when a neurologic conditions or brain injury (like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, dementia, multiple sclerosis or stroke) disrupts signals

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It is a Brain Attack!

What is a Stroke? A stroke is a brain attack! A stroke happens in the brain not the heart. A stroke happens when blood from the body can no longer reach the brain. Be the hero – save a life by knowing the signs of a stroke. Follow the 3 R’s! Download Power Point File

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Marketing 101: Raising Stroke Awareness

Why Raise Awareness? Stroke is under-recognized and not well-understood among general public Stroke is third leading cause of death May is National Stroke Awareness Month Awareness is important year-round Can be done cost effectively Download Power Point File

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Explaining Stroke 101

May is National Stroke Awareness Month Partner with National Stroke Association and help us spread awareness about stroke in May: ADVOCATE – Influence public policy and legislation on stroke survivor issues. EDUCATE – Spread the word about stroke awareness. PARTICIPATE – Get involved and make a difference in the world of stroke. Download Power Point

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Mobility Mission Online Game

Mobility Mission is an entertaining online game that addresses post-stroke mobility challenges. Stroke is a serious condition, and learning to deal with the effects of surviving a stroke can be challenging. This game will help you gain a better understanding of post-stroke mobility challenges such as spasticity, paralysis, foot drop, as well as management and


Anuncio Radio – 30 Segundas

El tiempo será la diferencia entre salir caminando del hospital o estar deshabilitado por largo tiempo cuando tenga un ataque cerebral. Escuche este anuncio de treinta segundas para aprender cómo prevenir un ataque cerebral. © 2016 https://strokeorg.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/PSA_-_Spanish_-_30_Seconds.mp3


Anuncio Radio – 1 Minuto

En 2011 realizamos que tiempo tiene un papel importante en prevenir ataques cerebrales. Escuche este anuncio de un minuto para saber más de prevenir un ataque cerebral. © 2016 http://strokeorg.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/PSA_-_Spanish_-_1_Minute.mp3


Boa Closure System (Video)

While rendering shoelaces obsolete, Boa Technology enhances high-quality footwear and outdoor products to perform at a standard unmatched by any lacing system on the market. Quite simply, Boa® is adjustable, precise, secure, lightweight, and fast, enabling athletes to make on-the-fly adjustments while others fumble with their conventional shoelaces. © 2016 Learn more about Boa Technology

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Beating Your Odds Juego en Español

Disfruta de este juego internet mientras esta aprendiendo sobre fibrilación auricular (AFib). Cinco minijuegos le educaran la conciencia de la enfermedad, el reconocimiento de los signos y síntomas de accidente cerebrovascular, las opciones de tratamiento, la toma de decisiones compartida y la adherencia a la medicación. Descargue sus premios virtuales despues de cada juego. Play Now

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Beating Your Odds Game

Have some fun with this web-based game while learning about atrial fibrillation (AFib). Five mini games will educate you on disease awareness, recognition of stroke signs and symptoms, treatment options, shared decision-making, and medication adherence. Download your virtual rewards after each game. Also available in Spanish. Play Now

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ComeBackStrong Mobile App

We’ve developed a new Come Back Strong™ mobile app designed for stroke survivors. Use the app to find a support group or a hospital near you, recover from home with 30 video demos of physical rehab exercises, and more.


Pseudobulbar Affect Scale

When you are finished completing the scale, you will receive recommendations for how you can talk to your doctor based on your score. This scale is not intended as a substitute for professional medical assessment and/or advice. Please consult your healthcare provider.

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Faces of Stroke Ambassador: Karen

Karen Ballou met her late husband, Harold Swartz, in 1998 at work. Harold was a retired army staff sergeant, an active member of the Contra Costa County Sheriff Reserve and an employee in the security department of a national lab in California. What started out as a friendship ended up in marriage in 2005. A


Advocacy Tips for Your Stroke Support Group (Video)

Learn how your stroke support group can help the broader stroke community through simple advocacy. We’ll show you 10 simple tasks that can make a big difference for members of your group and other stroke survivors across the country. © 2013  

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Advocacy 101

Learn how to be an effective advocate and how the Stroke Advocacy Network can help. Download the worksheets referred to in this webinar—the Legislator Intel Worksheet and the Developing and Telling Your Story Worksheet. Download slides.

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Faces of Stroke Ambassador: Grant

Stroke can have a significant impact on someone’s life. For those still in the workforce, returning to work plays an important role in regaining independence and rejoining society. Several factors affect one’s ability to successfully return to work. Grant Needham, 47, had a stroke in 2012. He was attending a church service when suddenly he

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Faces of Stroke Ambassador: Jim

Jim Leong, 50, became a stroke survivor a year ago. Having a stroke was a shock to him, as he had no known risk factors associated with stroke. He thought he was living a healthy lifestyle, including being conscious of what he ate and working out four days a week. Jim’s stroke was not the

hidden Faces of Stroke Ambassador: Jason

Faces of Stroke Ambassador: Jason

Jason Serapiglia, 32, is not your typical face of Afib. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is more common in people age 60 and older and often has no symptoms. Afib patients are five times more likely to have a stroke than are people who do not have Afib. Jason describes his experience with Afib: “I woke up