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Incontinence is very common following a stroke; the good news is that most often it can be treated. This short video offers tips for management of incontinence and encourages you to consult your healthcare professional for assistance. Don’t let incontinence control your life.
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En mayo, se celebra el Mes nacional de la concientización sobre el ACV La National Stroke Association (Asociación Nacional de Accidente Cerebrovascular) sugiere difundir información sobre el ACV durante el mes de mayo para: DEFENDER: incidir en la legislación y política pública sobre los problemas que aquejan a los sobrevivientes de ACV. EDUCAR: difundir información
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
Watch a 30-minute clip of the popular “Brain Attack” show created for network TV by National Stroke Association in partnership with NBC Universal and Al Roker Productions. National Stroke Association is making this 30-minute video available for educational use only and to help promote raising stroke awareness across the country.
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
In honor of National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month, National Stroke Association has developed a Faces of Stroke℠ public awareness campaign that aims to educate about the connection between Afib and stroke through personal stories. This public service announcement (PSA) introduces two campaign ambassadors who have been impacted by Afib and stroke and want to
Some risk factors for stroke, such as genetics or family history cannot be controlled. Other risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes can go unrecognized and untreated. Minorities and Stroke video, available in English and Spanisheducates the public about risk of stroke and the need to act FAST.
Many people have a hard time taking their medications the right way—or even at all. This short animated video, Managing Your Medications, provides suggestions about how to take your medications correctly, how to reduce the cost, and tips for improving communication with your healthcare professionals.
Play your way to better stroke awareness. How much do you know about stroke? We challenge you to play our Think FAST!games and test your knowledge in four different games. Dare your friends and family to beat your high score! Play Game
Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a medical condition characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of crying or laughing. PBA is often mistaken for depression, causing it to be underdiagnosed, undertreated and sometimes inappropriately treated. Watch this video to learn more about Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA).
Ruth Wolfe, 51, is a motivated wife and mother. Like many others, she keeps busy with her job, family, coaching and running a youth sports league. But unexpectedly at the age of 49, her life was interrupted by a stroke. Ruth is a healthcare professional and her work and training helped her recognize the signs
Join Sue Fuhrman, MS, MSN, RN-BC, CCNS, APNP, and Danielle Martin, RN, BSN, as they discuss stroke awareness campaigns, including: Why stroke awareness is needed Who to partner with for a successful event in your community Examples of successful programs Tell us how we did after you watch the webinar. After you view the webinar
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
Watch Pamela and Diana’s video and learn why raising awareness about stroke is important to them. Pamela Wooden, 58, began experiencing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) in 2002. A TIA is a mini-stroke, with symptoms often lasting less than 24 hours before disappearing. Pamela’s TIA episodes continued for about a year and a half and appeared
Anyone, at any age, can have a stroke, including unborn babies, newborns, children and teenagers. In the U.S., stroke affects about six in 100,000 children. Elijah Rutherford, 9, had a stroke in utero, before he was born. His stroke was first suspected at 19 months during a session with a speech language pathologist. According to
On her 31st wedding anniversary, Kathy Howard had a stroke. The stroke may have ruined her anniversary, but she’ll be the first one to tell you that it saved her life. Now, five years later at the age of 60, she is a different person—armed with knowledge, determination, courage and hope. Looking back, Kathy understands
To stroke survivors, quality of life is an important health outcome. Coping effectively with stroke-related impairments plays an integral role in the overall recovery process. Julie Hyman, 51, had a stroke at 37. At the time, she was busy juggling home, family and work. She knew her lifestyle was stressful, so she tried balancing it