|You have survived a stroke, and now you are home. What’s next? While every stroke is different, some type of disability or physical limitation is common. Setting reasonable, step-by-step goals regarding these three important areas of your life may be a good next step for you: |
Conditions Impacting Physical Abilities After Stroke
Learn more about post-stroke fatique, dysphagia (trouble swallowing) visual field cuts (problems with your field of vision) and other conditions that may affect a stroke survivor’s physical abilities.
Maximizing Physical Recovery & Independence
Find tips and advice for improving and managing the conditions that may affect physical abilities after stroke as well as learning more about many different types of therapies.
Read stories of stroke survivors and caregivers sharing their challenges and accomplishments related to physical abilities after their strokes.
Especially for Caregivers
Information specifically for stroke family caregivers to help them cope with physical changes that may affect their loved ones after stroke.
Helpful links to other organizations with useful information regarding stroke’s effects on physical abilities.
To request an information packet about stroke, visit our stroke information request.
This content was last reviewed on 03/18/2013.
- Physical Effects Resources
- Functional Tone Management Arm Training Program
- Weight Training After Stroke
- Tips for Improving Fine Motor Skills
- Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Emotional & Behavioral Challenges
- Behavior Changes After Stroke
- One-side Neglect: Improving Awareness to Speed Recovery
- Cognitive Challenges After Stroke
- Personality Changes After Stroke
- Simple Techniques Can Help Memory after a Stroke
- Depression Trumps Recovery
- Self-Esteem after Stroke
- Auditory Overload
- Tips for Socializing with Aphasia
- Constraint-Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia
- Communication and Swallowing Resources
- Being A Communication Partner
- Aphasia vs. Apraxia
- Conditions Impacting Communication After Stroke
- Reading Rehabilitation After Stroke
- Steps to Improve Communication for Survivors with Dysarthria