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.
Stroke ManagementHealthy Lifestyle Tips for Stroke
A “healthy lifestyle” can really take on a lot of different meanings depending on who you are talking to!
brain anatomyBrain Anatomy 101: Major Structures and Functions
Weighing only three pounds on average, the adult brain may seem small; but, as the control center for all human functions, the brain’s big role in our bodies is undeniable.
Stroke RecoveryImprove Balance After Stroke: Part 2
Last week we talked a bit about how balance can be seriously affected after a stroke, and we began to talk about things you can do to improve your balance and overall safety.
stroke risk factorsKnowledge is Power: Stroke Risk Factors
We can’t predict the timeline for when a stroke may affect a particular person. But we can definitely spread awareness about risk factors.
Stroke RecoveryWhat are the Different Types of Stroke?
A stroke is an interruption in blood supply to the brain that causes brain cell death. Some strokes result in permanent disability, whereas others are so mild that they go unnoticed.
Stroke RecoveryManaging Arm Swelling Following a Stroke
Strokes that cause one-sided weakness often have another frustrating consequence: swelling in the affected arm and hand.
Spinal Cord InjuryWhat is Tenodesis and How Can I Use it to My Benefit After a Spinal Cord Injury?
Tenodesis grasp and release is a biomechanical occurrence that allows for some opening and closing of the fingers by movement of the wrist.
Stroke RecoveryImprove Balance After Stroke: Part 1
In today’s culture, it seems that we are always in search of the elusive life balance. But when a person survives a stroke, the word balance goes much further than simply finding an equilibrium between work and life.
neurodegenerative diseaseCan I Exercise with ALS?
Recent scientific studies support that moderate exercise may help maintain muscle strength and enhance quality of life for those with ALS. Read our tips on exercising safely with the condition.
NIHSSWhat is the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)?
The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a stroke assessment tool used by clinicians to evaluate and document stroke severity. Results from this measure can help predict a patient's recovery and determine their medical course.