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How to be a Happy Caregiver

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue to enjoy their own hobbies and interests, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

A New Alternative to Warfarin

A new drug not yet available in the United States was as effective in preventing strokes and safer than the blood-thinner warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a clinical trial presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.

Another Step toward Virtual Rehab

‘Virtual reality hands’ may help survivors recover hand function

More Good News About Aspirin

Aspirin may be a promising alternative for those who can’t take long-term anticoagulant drugs that prevent clots from reoccurring in the veins, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Keep Using Your Brain

Cognitive abilities such as memory and attention are not only important after a stroke but also before, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Lowering the Cost of Medications

A new program is available to help patients buy generic medication if they're unable to afford it.
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Expanding Comfort Zones

It is no mystery that friends and family drift — they feel awkward because they see how hard it is for the survivor to communicate. They don’t want to aggravate him or her nor do they know how to help. For the most part, they don’t understand that aphasia is a language disorder, not a thinking or reasoning disorder. We are all so accustomed to speaking that people don’t naturally understand that intelligence and emotion are distinct from speech.