Stroke Connection Magazine

Stroke Connection.

For over 23 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 Connectionwith 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.

The Poetry of Survival

Poetry uses words to process emotions, and stroke appears to bring up plenty of emotions. Read the poetry of five survivors as well as guidance from a poetry therapist to liberate your own muse.

Digital Edition | Web

Parenting Young Children After Stroke

Parenting gets complicated when the parent also has to manage the dynamics of stroke recovery. Juggling the calendar of family activities with personal medical appointments is just the beginning.

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When Stroke Affects the Brain Stem

The brain stem serves as a bridge in the nervous system. It sits at the top of the spinal column in the center of the brain. When a stroke happens there, it can cause a few different deficits and, in the most severe cases, can lead to locked-in syndrome.

Digital Edition | Web

Stroke, I Hate You

I write this not for pity, but to give you some insight into what I wrestle with and hopefully so you can get to know me a little better. I was 43, in the prime of life or just the beginning, some would say.

Digital Edition | Web

Half a World Away: Visual Field Cuts

Strokes can often affect vision and processing of visual information. The most common visual deficit is hemianopia, or visual field cut. Understand different types of field cuts and learn about potential treatments.

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Departments
Stroke Notes

Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.
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Readers Room

Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.
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Everyday Survival

Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.
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Life At The Curb

Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie's unique perspectives on stroke survival.
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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.
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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

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