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A stroke can make every day activities challenging. These challenges may be due to a number of stroke-related conditions: 
  • Limb weakness, numbness or paralysis
  • Communication challenges
  • Vision challenges
  • One-side neglect challenges
This volunteer-powered library gathers tips and ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals all over the country who’ve created or discovered adaptive and often innovative ways to get things done!

Volunteer your own adaptive tips and ideas by completing the submission form and get a FREE Stroke Solidarity String and AHA/ASA Cookbook! Questions? Please contact us.

Tips For Daily Living  

Daily Activities



Karen Dionne, hemorrhagic stroke survivor, shares her tips for putting her hair up in a ponytail.

More Daily Activities Tips 

Rosanna demonstrates how she cuts tomatoes with one hand.

More Cooking Tips 

Tom and Renee demonstrate how to do squats using a walker to build strength after a stroke.

More Rehabilitation Tips



Encouraging Messages 

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Lori Ramos Cavallo, an experienced caregiver for her mom following a stroke, shares her practical advice for finding time for self-care.

More Caregiving Tips

Speech Language Pathologist, Amanda Anderson, provides tips for communicating with people with aphasia.

Stroke Survivor Lisa Wagner shares inspiring post-stroke messages.

Reducing Stroke Risk

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Dr. Lackland shares his tips for preventing another stroke.  

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Daily Activities

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Post-Stroke Planning

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Mental Health

This content was last reviewed on 03/03/2014.

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Seeking support from others who've experienced stroke can be a huge benefit to recovery. Stroke groups afford the opportunity to share feelings, ideas and resources.  Find a group in your area.