‘Stroke’ Posts

Stroke Survivors Support Group: February 16, 2017

February 13th, 2017 by Doris Bersing

Therapy session facilitated by Living Well

Kaiser Permanente, 450 6th Avenue, 1st Floor Room Board, San Francisco, CA 94118

Stroke Survivors Support Group: January 19, 2017

January 16th, 2017 by Doris Bersing

Introduction to Stroke Support Group, Informational session facilitated by Kaiser Permanente on “Stroke and Emotional Changes”

Kaiser Permanente, 450 6th Avenue, 1st Floor Room Board, San Francisco, CA 94118

Dementia Care: Melodic Intonation Therapy

August 26th, 2013 by Doris Bersing

Caregivers and dementiaTherapeia (Cornwall) cic, is a non-profit community interest company, that supplies musical and other therapeutic activities for older people, creating pathways that re-unite older people with the wider community.

Watch their video on Melodic Intonation Therapy

Stroke survivors ‘missing out on recovery services’

June 13th, 2012 by Doris Bersing

Stroke Association survey finds patients missing out on physio and speech therapy once they leave hospital. Stroke survivors are not making the best possible recovery because of a lack of post-hospital care, according to a report produced in the UK by the Stroke Association. More than a third of survivors (38%) surveyed had not been assessed on their health and care needs to help their recovery. The study found than half (53%) of people who had suffered a stroke in the last three years had been assessed only once. We should make sure we do better in the US!
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Ten Tips for Caregivers to Stroke Survivors

April 28th, 2012 by Doris Bersing

Stroke Survivor

According to the American Stroke Association 5,700,000 stroke survivors are alive in the United States. Strokes, they say, are the leading cause of long-term disability. If your loved one just had a stroke, you (or another relative) will face the scary prospect of becoming a new caregiver as soon as your survivor is released from the hospital or stroke rehab center. It will be a long road filled with small and large disappointments, tiny and great rewards.

At times you will feel helpless and inept. At other times you will feel like you are your loved one’s greatest warrior in a world where you have to fight for therapies, information, understanding, help, payments from the insurance companies, and time to get everything done that needs doing. These are all normal experiences and feelings. Adapting the ten tips below can help you cope and become a more effective caregiver. Read More