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Poetic Expressions of Living with Aphasia

Voices of Hope for Aphasia sponsored a “poetry bash” in March 2018. The poems on these pages are from that event; the opening essay is by Dr. Hinckley.

Rehab Boogaloo

It was time for graduation day — one last session of physical and occupational therapy for final evaluations. Piece of cake, right? Wrong. Survivor Vince Selasky shares the "dance" of his stroke rehab experience.

How I Have Moved Forward

Ten years ago, she was a junior in college, thriving academically, happy, healthy and an avid runner. Little did she know things were about to take an unexpected turn that would change her life forever.

Hello, Goodbye

Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, offers his thoughts on job opportunities for some of the “helpful” people he’s experienced since his stroke.

Finding New Talents

Gerhard Endress was a watchmaker for over 50 years, but a stroke took that away. While helping others with brain injuries, he discovered that he is a painter. Now he has a line of cards … and a lot satisfaction.
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Post-stroke Dental Care

Dental care is a conglomeration of fine-motor skills, so stroke can have an impact on a survivors’ teeth and gums, and that in turn can increase stroke risk.

Maintain What You Gain

A year or two out from therapy, survivors may feel progress has stopped or that they’ve lost some of their rehab gains. That would be a good time to get some more therapy. For survivors on Medicare, it is part of their benefits.

Helping Others Understand: Post-stroke Central Pain

We know that it can sometimes be hard for family and friends to understand how profoundly post-stroke central pain may be impacting a survivor. We encourage you to share this article with the people in your life to help them understand.

Helping Others Understand: Post-Stroke Central Pain Fact Sheet

It can sometimes be hard for family and friends to recognize how much post-stroke central pain may be affecting a survivor. We’ve created a quick-reference sheet that you can share with family and friends to help them better understand.

Finley the Service Dog: A Story of True Love

Finley, my Golden Retriever service dog, was rescued as a puppy, but ultimately, I was the one rescued by him. He is a hard worker, always ready to do his job, a constant AND faithful companion.
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Departments

Stroke Notes

Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.

Readers Room

Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Everyday Survival

Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.

Life At The Curb

A unique perspective on survival by comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie.

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.

Support Showcase

Our new department highlighting the good work being done by stroke support groups from around the nation. If you are part of a successful support group we should consider featuring, let us know!