A stroke nearly took Mark Moore’s life, but his wife Brenda knew the questions to ask to get the care he needed. When Mark felt like giving up in recovery, Brenda knew exactly how to change his attitude.
In this, the second of our two-part series on cryptogenic stroke, we look at other possible sources. We also discuss various things cryptogenic stroke survivors may want to consider talking with their medical team about now.
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.
I finished my first official mile in more than seven years. Seven years might be a long time without running a mile, but time didn’t matter to me. I was just happy to meet my goal. At 16, I had a hemorrhagic stroke from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), leaving my left side weak.
Retirement is an ideal time to explore volunteering. For survivors like me, this search often starts with a wish to help other survivors. If we’re lucky, we find volunteer work that helps us realize we have developed new areas of expertise and purpose — often without realizing it.
In this edition of John Kawie's award-winning Life at the Curb column: As Ferris Bueller wisely said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while you might miss it.” This is true, unless you happen to be a stroke survivor.
The type of rehabilitation and support systems a survivor receives at discharge can strongly influence health outcomes and recovery. In this, the first part of a two-part series on stroke rehab, we offer guidance for the decision-making process required when it’s time to leave the hospital.
After stroke, about two-thirds of survivors receive some type of rehabilitation. Outpatient therapy may consist of
Several types of therapy. Whether a patient is referred to inpatient or outpatient therapy depends on the level of medical care required.
Following a stroke, about two-thirds of survivors receive some type rehabilitation. In this second of our two-part series, we want to alleviate some of the mystery, fear and anxiety around the inpatient rehab part of the stroke recovery journey.
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.