Stroke Survivor Perspective
Jim is a stroke survivor. Technology helped him walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding less than one year after his extreme stroke. Watch his story to see how he used technology to aid in his recovery.
Natalie is a caregiver. When Natalie was 20, her mom experienced a severe stroke. Through research and determination, Natalie found technologies that boosted her mom’s morale and helped her to feel more independent. Watch her story in her own words.
Learn About The Benefits Of Technology:
Technology in the stroke world is constantly changing. Use our updated resources to learn more.
- Technology and Stroke Infographic—This resource provides an overview of technology and stroke care in both English and Spanish.
- Questions for Your Healthcare Provider—Do you want to have a conversation with your doctor about specific technologies to support your stroke recovery? This fact sheet provides a starting point for conversation about the role technology can play in your recovery.
- Financing Your Technology—The cost of technology can be prohibitive. This English and Spanish fact sheet provides information and suggestions on ways to help cover the cost of your technology needs.
Discover More About Technology:
If you own a smart phone, you have access to hundreds of applications that can help improve vision, memory, and speech. Mobile applications also can help with stroke prevention. For example, they can help you track your blood pressure, exercise, heart rate and diet. Ask your healthcare team for more information about how technology could help you in your stroke recovery or prevention journey.
Access Our Resources:
We have resources that can help you. Whether it is eating better or learning to come back strong after stroke, our resources are designed with the user in mind.
- ComeBackStrong Mobile App is developed specifically for stroke survivors to help manage post-stroke recovery.
Stroke Survivor Stories
You are not alone. Read the stories of stroke survivors who have used technology to support their recovery from stroke.
Michael Kosh enjoys getting outside and doing lawn work, pruning trees and bundling the limbs at the home of his daughter and son-in-law where he lives with his wife, Rhonda, in Stephensen, Va.
Suffering a stroke can be terrifying, but the effects afterwards can be equally devastating, as it was for Michael Eustace, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served overseas for three years in the 1970s.
Discover all of the technology options you have for managing and detecting stroke risk, as well as post-stroke recovery. Share this infographic with family and friends to educate the people in your life about stroke.
National Stroke Association provides educational information about treatments for post-stroke issues through real-life stories. Promotion of these stories does not imply endorsement of any product or service and it is recommended that patients ask a healthcare professional before using any product, medicine, or therapy.