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    Stroke survivor’s how-to: putting on a pair of tights
    Stroke survivor Angela shows how to put on a pair of tights with just one arm. To help the Stroke Association support more women to conquer stroke, visit http://strk.org.uk/1wDTDTu

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    Positioning the Body After Stroke
    It is important to position a stroke survivor's limbs and body safety and comfortably to avoid injury and maintain range of motion.

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    Five Adaptations for Easier Daily Living After Stroke
    It can be difficult to adapt to daily tasks with reduced physical functioning following stroke. Read on to discover tools, modifications, and routine changes to help you accomplish different daily tasks more efficiently.

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    Three Ways to Add Speech Therapy to Everyday Activities
    When a loved one suffers a stroke or acquired brain injury that results in aphasia, family members often want to assist in the recovery process.

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    Driving with Left Foot - Cerebral Palsy or Stroke Survivors
    Learn more about driving and hemiplegia at http://www.chasa.org/living/driving/ This video shows examples of driving adaptations when driving with only left hand and left foot. Useful for people who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body) or stroke survivors.

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    Hannah's One-Handed Shoe Tying Technique
    Learn how to tie your shoes with one hand! Unlike other one-handed shoe tying methods, the bow on your shoe stays tied and looks normal. This video was made from the perspective of an occupational therapist. :)

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    Blow drying hair with one hand
    Demo of blow drying hair with one hand. Helpful for individuals who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy, hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body) or stroke survivors.

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    Oral Health and Stroke
    Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States today, following heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory diseases.

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    Personal Hygiene And Care
    Maintaining personal hygiene is one of the many things we do naturally everyday. But some Survivors may find it challenging due to their disability.

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    Returning to Work After Stroke
    For many younger survivors, going back to work is often the measure for recovery. Here's some excellent guidance if you're working toward getting back into the workplace.

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    Returning to work after a stroke
    As a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Robert Trierweiler helps assess whether workers with impairments can safely return to work. Some of these workers are stroke survivors.

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    9 Reasons You Should Return to Work After a Stroke
    If you've suffered a mild to moderate stroke, returning to work can be good for your recovery, new research suggests. Adult stroke patients who are employed before and after suffering a first stroke are more likely than unemployed adults to have healthier minds two years after the stroke. Those are the findings of preliminary research presented in January 2018 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles. Researchers conducted an analysis of a previous study of 252 working-age adult stroke survivors. Returning to work after suffering a first-ever stroke was associated with lower cognitive decline risk, they found. "Resuming life's activities is essential in stroke recovery, and going back to work for some individuals is vital," says Dr. Carolyn Brockington, director of the Stroke Center at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West hospitals in New York City, who wasn't involved with the research. "Recovery after stroke hinges on the brain being stimulated in order to help create the new neuronal pathways needed to improve the neurological function."

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    Tips to Help Stroke Survivors Dress Independently
    One of the most important elements to remaining independent as a stroke survivor is the ability to dress one’s self. For stroke survivors in the early stages of their recovery, coping with hemipeligia or otherwise limited mobility, this formally simple task can prove daunting. With a few helpful hints and assistive devices, stroke survivors can continue dressing themselves, even with limited mobility or hand strength

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    Dressing OT session
    (stroke) Dressing OT session

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    The Road to Stroke Recovery, Michael Eustace
    “At this point I'm actually able to straighten up my fingers, and be able to close my fits. I could make my fingers dance, I could also take my wrist and flexed from a down motion to almost put my thumb to the air to make a thumb up motion, I could now shake hands with confidence, and pick up things using my right hand which I thought I would never will.

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