As part of our planning for future issues, we recently posted a request for topics to all of our fans on Facebook and got great ideas and responses. Because we already have some great information on some of the topics you were looking for, we wanted to be sure and provide a way for you to access that information. Following are links to past articles and areas of the American Stroke Association website that we hope will be helpful for you! Thanks again for being the most fabulous readers any publication could have!
Stroke In Young People:
Many of the stories we publish in Stroke Connection are about younger adult survivors, but here are a couple of recent stories specifically focused on issues younger survivors face:
Stroke Before 50: Younger Survivors Face Unique Challenges
Therapy for Younger Survivors
In addition to the link below, we’ll also have an article about memory coming up in our November/December 2011 issue, so stay tuned and check it out when it gets here!
Coping with Pain
When the Pain Never Goes Away: Central Pain Syndrome
(Be sure to notice the “Related Links” box on the right for links to all sections of the story.)
Here is a link to a .pdf of an entire issue that features a cover story about vascular dementia:
Aphasia in seniors:
Though we never focused on a particular age range, we have done many articles on aphasia and how to help and improve communication with those who have it. Here’s a link to a recent article about global aphasia, as well as a link to the section of the ASA website that focuses on communication challenges, and many helpful links to past articles here:
When the Left is Left Off
One-side Neglect: Improving Awareness to Speed Recovery
Becoming more independent using one hand:
The Personal Care & Daily Activities and Grab Bag sections on this page have several articles to link to with tips for doing things one-handed.
Various modifications to different areas of the home that can enhance independence.
PFO & Migraine:
Sexual Performance and Intimacy Post Stroke:
Sex and Intimacy after Stroke
My Garden of Independence
Growing Peace of Mind
A Kitchen Makeover: Making Cooking Simpler and Safer
Stroke In Children:
Several of you mentioned various aspects of stroke in children that you wanted to know more about. Though some of the specifics asked for may not be covered in the story links below, there may be helpful information here for some, and we’ve made note of the new things you’ve mentioned.
Keep an eye out for our January/February 2012 issue, we’re featuring follow up stories on several kids who we covered in the past who are now either adults, or near adulthood.
Physical Exercise / Mental Exercise / Meditation:
Fun In The Summer Sun
Weight Management in a Wheelchair
Getting Active, Staying Active
New Developments in Rehab
Sit Still, Do Nothing
(The above link is to a full pdf of an issue, the article on meditation is on page 8 of the issue.)