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Information and Resources For The Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

Being the caregiver for someone who suffered a stroke can be an extremely challenging experience. This page is designed to help you find the resources and support you will need in order to you face many of the day to day challenges you will find as you help someone recover from a stroke.

7 Ways to Help a Stroke Survivor
Ways to help a stroke patient without being intrusive.

Rising Above Family Conflicts When Someone has a Stroke
A stroke can bring some unpleasant family relationship issues to the forefront. Ways to cope with family needs during a stroke crisis.

When Independence Has Been Regained
Activities of daily living, what a doctor might refer to simply as ADL, are those activities that people must be able to do routinely to be considered fully independent.

What to tell kids when a grandparent has a stroke
A stroke can affect a loved one. Kids of all ages may have questions. An age appropriate guide for talking to kids about stroke.

Blood Thinners and Stroke Prevention
Blood thinners are used for stroke prevention because they can prevent blood clot formation. Learn important information about the most common blood thinners and about their most commonly reported side effects. If you or someone you know is taking blood thinners for stroke prevention this is information you can't afford to miss.

Coumadin and Stroke Prevention
Coumadin is a potent blood thinner used for stroke prevention. Because of its powerful ability to prevent blood clots from forming, coumadin may also cause bleeding.

What is Pure Word Deafness?
Pure word deafness is a rare type of aphasia most commonly caused by stroke. Learn about this interesting condition, and about the types of stroke that cause it.

Why Being A Caregiver Can Be Hard On Your Health
The high levels of stress experienced during the daily life of a caregiver can have detrimental effects on their health. This article identifies the most common issues that cause stress on the lives of caregivers and provides ideas about how to cope with them.

The National Family Caregivers Association
This website offers education and support for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability. The website not only offers great written materials but also provides a way to connect with other caregivers with similar experiences.

Caregivers Handbook
This fourty-two page free book written by Stroke Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) provides an immensely useful compilation of information for the caregivers of stroke survivors. Its information ranges from basic stroke biology to how to deal with hospitals and insurance companies.

Stroke Family Caregiving For African Americans
Written to close the communication gap between hospitals, rehabilitation centers, caregivers, and patients, this website provides critical information for the stroke caregiver ranging from recognizing depression to dealing with incontinence.

American Heart Association Caregiver Forum
This active forum helps caregivers across the country (and across the world!) help each other by sharing information regarding caregiver-related issues. It is amazing to see how many replies come back for each of the questions posted on this forum. Post your questions here and get the answers you need.

Family Caregiving 101
This website is a great resource of wisdom and advice to those who unexpectedly have found themselves in the role of caregivers.

American Stroke Foundation
This website, which is maintained by the American Stroke Foundation provides important information about how to be a caregiver to someone who has suffered a stroke. Use this website to find superb tips on how to be a great caregiver.

StrokeSmart
Here you can find free subscriptions to one of the leading magazines for stroke survivors and their families. The magazine's website has great articles which can help you understand what it means to be a stroke survivor, and what you can do to help one.

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