Stroke Connection Magazine

Stroke Connection.  

For over 22 years, Stroke Connection has been the award-winning voice of support, information and inspiration for a vast community of stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke Connection is free and published four times per year. 

Now offered exclusively as a digital publication, Stroke Connection is available virtually everywhere. With a desktop digital edition and free apps for smartphones and tablets as well as Kindle Fire - you can have Stroke Connection with you wherever you are. And you can enjoy the same great articles on the Stroke Connection website. 

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In this issue

For each of the articles below you can choose whether to read them in our digital edition or on the Stroke Connection website. 

Stroke in Adolescents
Children's brains are developing and may be more plastic than those of adults, so therapy is helpful - and as with adult survivors, more it better. Motivating them to do their therapy, however, may be a challenge.

Digital Edition | Web



Developing Resilience: A Mother's Perspective
In 1995, when my son David had a stroke at 10, my first thought was one of denial. Surely, we'd be out of the hospital in no time an he would be back to normal. Didn't modern-day doctors "fix" these things?

Digital Edition | Web



Profiles of Adolescent Survival
Two women who had strokes at the ages of 10 and 11 (who are now 16 and 35 respectively) share their personal experiences of growing up as survivors.

Digital Edition | Web



Making Telestroke the Norm
Skype-like technology can make a world of difference for suburban and urban people having a stroke - but there's more to done to make it truly accessible for most people.

Digital Edition | Web



Confidence for Pregnancy After Stroke
Young women who experience stroke are uniquely challenged by motherhood. Some may choose not to bear children. But depending on the cause of the stroke and its effects, there may be no barriers to successful conception, pregnancy and delivery. 

Digital Edition | Web



Tips for Household Cleaning After Stroke
Housework may pose challenges for individuals who have had a stroke. Often these challenges can be resolved with simple modifications to the task, the tools or the environment.  

Digital Edition | Web


Departments

Stroke Notes
Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources. 
Digital Edition | Web
 
Readers Room
Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.
Digital Edition | Web
 
Everyday Survival
Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.
Digital Edition | Web
 
Life At The Curb
Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie's unique perspectives on stroke survival.
Digital Edition | Web
 
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!
Digital Edition | Web
 
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.
Digital Edition | Web
 
Support Showcase
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.
Digital Edition | Web