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Now offered exclusively as a digital publication, Stroke Connection is available virtually everywhere. With a desktop digital edition and FREE apps for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets and for Kindle Fire — you can have Stroke Connection with you wherever you are. Or if you prefer, you can enjoy the magazine on the Stroke Connection website.

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Beyond All Expectations

When Virginia McKinnon came home from work on Aug 9, 1988, she found husband Robert on the floor in fetal position. His determination and persistence and the value of support from others have been beyond all expectations.

Accepting Who I Am

After a massive stroke due to four ruptured aneurysms, Beth has never given up and never will.

Grieving the Old Self, Embracing the New

Stroke often changes a survivor’s ability to do things that are important to them, and the loss of what you personally, dearly valued in yourself can be very challenging. Survivor Rachel Scanlon Henry shares how her own process might’ve been better supported if she’d been conscious of the stages of grieving as she experienced them.

One-Handed Heimlich

Recently, survivor David Layton and his wife Charlotte found an alternate meaning for the phrase “single handed living.”

Donna Garlough's Why

Things were off that morning in February 2015. A headache, an inability to greet her baby with morning babble, things slipping out of her hand. Then she lost the feeling in her left hand, “That’s what forced me to say, ‘this is real, this is happening’.”
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Tips for Communicating: Different Types of Aphasia After Stroke

Speech language pathologist Beth Crawford offers practical tips for families living with different forms of post-stroke aphasia.

Mindfulness Meditation for 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.

Learning to Swim Again

Of course I knew how to swim, but what could I do now with one arm and one functioning leg?

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapists do not try to improve a person’s ability to sing or play an instrument — that is the job of a music educator. Music therapy is used to improve three areas of functioning with survivors: motor, speech and cognitive.

Have a Therapeutic Summer!

For stroke survivors, outdoor sports provide opportunities to challenge yourself both physically and mentally due to an unpredictable and changing environment. Meeting new challenges can be empowering to a survivor.
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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.

Helping Others Understand

Stroke affects people differently and many of the effects of stroke can be complicated. Helping friends and family understand how a stroke is affecting a survivor can help everyone involved.

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!