HOPE: A Stroke Recovery Guide

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Recovery from stroke is a lifelong process. For many people recovery begins with formal rehabilitation. It is important for you and your family to know that no matter where you are in your recovery journey - there is always hope. Learn as much as you can about stroke and recovery, and the resources that are available.

Now available in Spanish.

National Stroke Association has designed this publication to provide you with valuable information and help you on your road to recovery.

HOPE: A Stroke Recovery Guide is divided into four chapters:

  1. Helpful information: a collection of important post-stroke issues and suggestions for how to address these concerns.
  2. Opportunity through self-advocacy: find out how to be an active participant in your recovery and why it is so important.
  3. Preventing another stroke: life-saving information about stroke awareness, symptom recognition, and how to decrease your chances of having another stroke.
  4. Exercises and recommendations: two illustrated exercise programs to help you gain strength and range of motion.