Mary and Reed Harris have been partners in Reed’s stroke recovery for nearly ten years. Personal relationships rely on communication so Reed’s global aphasia was met with more than a few challenges. They share their story, tips and advice to others for living with the effects of aphasia day-to-day.
Speech language pathologist Beth Crawford offers practical tips for families living with different forms of post-stroke aphasia.
Respite means a short break. It’s a word with tremendous meaning for family caregivers. Though there is still work to do, in recent years, strides have been made to better support the need for respite for family caregivers.
Here’s a very simple suggestion for how to take a break – try meditation. A number of small studies have found meditation to have a beneficial effect on depression, insomnia, stress and caregiver burden.
Online pharmacies can be an easy and affordable way to stay on track with your prescription medicines. But it’s important to be a savvy consumer because fake online pharmacies are a growing problem.
Mobility and independence go hand in hand, so most stroke survivors are interested in returning to driving. There are products designed to help survivors drive, as well as products to help caregivers transport their loved ones and mobility devices.
Stroke in young adults can bring on money troubles that may be as challenging as the recovery itself. Two stroke families share their experience and tips.
If you intentionally inflict physical or emotional pain on another person, guilt is an appropriate emotional response. If you have not intentionally injured another person, you may be experiencing feelings of guilt that are not appropriate to the situation.
Getting more therapy is not as simple as asking nicely. You must understand your insurance benefits and discuss them knowledgeably with your insurer.
Thinking ahead and preparing for a backup caregiver can help ease some of the anxiety for you and your loved one and assure that things go smoothly while you are away.