Stroke RecoveryUnderstanding the Brunnstrom Stages of Stroke Recovery
There are six Brunnstrom stages that describe the process of movement recovery after stroke. Here's what each stage means for your arm and what you can do for home exercise to maximize function.
Strategies for Stroke SurvivorsThe Best Tips for Stroke Survivors to Maximize Recovery and Participation
Physical health, work, and leisure are still options after stroke. Here are some of the the best things to know to stay productive and fulfilled as a stroke survivor.
energy conservationSaving Your Energy
When you save your energy, your body accomplishes more, and often more efficiently. Use the following strategies to be more efficient, productive, and safe during your daily routine.
Chronic StrokeYes! There is Hope for Chronic Stroke
A stroke is usually considered chronic at the six-month mark. This article reviews research on chronic stroke recovery and promising therapy treatment approaches that target improving limb function, even for an "old" stroke.
Caregiver TipsCaregiver Support: Support for the Caregiver
You can’t fully care for someone else if you don’t first put enough energy into caring for yourself. Learn our tips for caregivers to stay at their best while serving in an important and challenging role.
stroke supportThe Stroke Journey: Maximizing Your Support System
Having support does not mean compromising your independence. Learn about the different types of support and the benefits of having a strong support system.
Vision TherapyStroke Lingo: Vision Changes After Stroke
More than half of stroke survivors experience visual impairment following stroke. Read on to better understand common stroke-related visual problems including field cuts, neglect, and double vision.
Stroke Survivor SupportThe Stroke Journey: Finding Your Support System
Though each person experiences stroke recovery differently, one thing remains the same: the stronger your support system, the higher the impact on psychosocial health, recovery of function, and overall social participation.
Spasticity after strokeStroke Lingo Part 3: Muscle Function Changes After Stroke
Part three of the Stroke Lingo blog series reviews clinical words commonly used to describe post-stroke muscle changes including muscle tone, spasticity, and contracture.
IADLsMaking Medication Management Easier
Seventy percent of American adults report taking at least one medication. Consider the following tips to streamline your medication management process.
Stroke RecoverySetting Personal Goals After Stroke
Goal-setting becomes the name of the game for stroke survivors as they transition from the hospital back into their homes and communities.
Stroke RecoveryStaying Motivated After Stroke
Whether one is contemplating or committed to a health decision, understanding the psychology behind motivation can help remove obstacles in the path towards change.
Stroke LingoStroke Lingo Part 2: Swallowing Changes After Stroke
To continue our discussion about tricky stroke-related terms, let’s talk about some words that relate to swallowing disorders that can occur after a stroke.
Stroke ManagementStroke Lingo Part 1: Speech Changes After Stroke
Does it ever feel like you are learning to speak a new language when you are trying to talk about having a stroke?
Stroke PreventionWarning Signs of Stroke: What to Notice
Have you ever wondered what it may look or feel like when a person is having a stroke? A stroke can happen to anyone at any time; it will not stop to think about whether you are in the middle of something like working, grocery shopping, or driving.