Recovery Tips for Daily Living

Hear from stroke survivors, caregivers and health care professionals as they share creative ways to get things done.

Tips For Daily Living

A stroke is a life-changing event — physically and emotionally. A stroke can make everyday activities challenging. These challenges may be due to several stroke-related conditions, such as limb weakness, numbness or paralysis, communication challenges, vision challenges and one-side neglect challenges.

Getting dressed, making a meal, doing laundry, or staying organized for the week – these tasks may become big obstacles. Simple everyday tasks may need to be relearned and you may need more frequent rest breaks. Every stroke is unique, and your recovery will be too.

Tips for Stroke Survivors

Step-by-step videos

Tuna Salad Wrap

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, affects up to two-thirds of stroke survivors.

The recipes in our new “Simply Good” cookbook were developed for survivors and include modifications for those who have trouble swallowing.

Simply Good: Cooking Videos

Life After Stroke: Our Path Forward

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence. It can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.

View the Life After Stroke Guide for Patients and Caregivers.

The Life After Stroke Guide is also available in Spanish. View the Guía De La Vida Tras Un Ataque Cerebral.

Rehab doctor helping older male patient

Tips for Daily Activities – Save Energy. Simplify. Delegate

After a stroke, routine activities can be a challenge. Getting dressed, making a sandwich, doing laundry – these tasks become huge obstacles. Here are some tips and gadgets that might be helpful.

Video Tips by Survivors 

  • View Daily Activities Tips

  • View Cooking Tips

  • View Communication Tips

  • View Rehabilitation and Recovery Tips

  • View Stroke Prevention Tips

  • View Encouraging Messages