Stroke Connection Magazine

Stroke Connection.  

For over 20 years, Stroke Connection has been the award-winning voice of support, information and inspiration for a vast community of stroke survivors and their families.

Now offered exclusively as a digital publication, Stroke Connection is available virtually everywhere. With a new desktop digital edition and FREE apps for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets and for Kindle Fire — you can have Stroke Connection with you wherever you are. Or if you prefer, you can enjoy the magazine on the Stroke Connection website.

Stroke Connection is free and published four times per year.

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In this issue

Click the links below to view articles in our digital edition or visit the Stroke Connection website to read the current issue.

Social and Emotional Support: Keys to Recovery
Stroke recovery is more than healing a lesion. Physical recovery typically has limits, but emotional recovery can go on forever. Social interaction and simply feeling connected to others helps ease post-stroke depression, a common and debilitating condition that derails recovery.  



Working My Way Back
After his stroke at age 47, survivor Victor Orr of Antelope, California used almost a year of accumulated sick leave to recover. Though still paralyzed on his right side, he returned to work as a disability claims manager for the US Postal Service less than a year after his stroke and worked for 11 years until his retirement with 41 years of service.



Don't Let Salt Sneak Up On You
According to a new study, about 1 in 10 cardiovascular deaths can be attributed to sodium intake of greater than 2,000 milligrams per day. “This is a level exceeded by 99.2 percent of the world’s adults, on average,” said American Heart Association President Elliott Antman, M.D.  Learn how to keep salt from sneaking up on you.



My Mother's Stroke 
Tia Tuvesson's mother had never been a big believer in doctors and medicine, a belief Tia inherited from her. Tia became her caregiver, and shares how the stroke affected their family and what she has learned about the power of the mind.

Departments

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