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

La vida después de un accidente cerebrovascular: nuestro camino hacia delante

Hay vida y esperanza después de un accidente cerebrovascular. Con el tiempo, las nuevas rutinas se convertirán en algo natural. La rehabilitación puede aumentar su fuerza, habilidad y seguridad. Puede ayudarlo a continuar con sus actividades diarias, a pesar de los efectos de un accidente cerebrovascular.

View the Life After Stroke Guide for Patients and Caregivers.

El documento The Life After Stroke Guide también está disponible en español. Consulte el documento 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 

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  • View Stroke Prevention Tips

  • View Encouraging Messages