Summer 2014

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In this Issue

Let’s Get It On

I peeked at the title of the brochure I'd been given — “Sex After Stroke.” Oh goodie, something else to worry about. It might as well have said, “No Way You’re Having Sex After Stroke.”

1000 to One: The Cory Weissman Story

What’s the difference between one and a thousand? For Cory Weissman,it’s a whole new life.

Peeling an Orange with One Hand

Don't pass up on a scrumptious orange, peeling it with one hand can be done.

Managing Caregiver Expectations: Recovery

Most people choose the role of family caregiver with little or no knowledge of what they’re getting into. Stroke is a sudden occurrence that requires many decisions to be made very quickly.

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.

Post-Stroke Mood Disorders

Although stroke effects are unpredictable, mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and pseudo-bulbar affect (PBA) are fairly common.

The Feminine Side of Stroke

Stroke is one of the most common causes of disability and the No. 4 killer, but many people don’t know it kills more women than men.

Making Life Bigger than Aphasia

At some point during their recovery, stroke survivors and caregivers realize that the world doesn’t reshape itself to fit their needs. Aphasia may have to be worked around, despite the best efforts of survivors and speech-language pathologists.

Confessions of the Lucky One

I survived a stroke in 1994 at age 51. The physical aspects of recuperating from that stroke were no easy task, but the mental deficits continue to be more difficult.

But You Look So Normal

By now I am used to the odd looks people give me when I say that I’ve had a stroke.
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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!