SCM July/August 2003

Updated:Dec 21,2012

Stroke Connection Magazine - Jul Aug 2003In the Key of Recovery
  — We reveal the amazing power of music in seven stroke survivors’ lives, including two legends in jazz music who have had strokes.

Defy Geography! — We explore several online stroke support groups, message boards and chat rooms for stroke survivors and caregivers.         

Clot? Not! — Anti-Clotting Agents Explained — This article explains why antiplatelet and anticoagulant medicines are at the heart of stroke prevention.

Tough to Swallow— Nancy Swigert, M.A., member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, defines swallowing problems after stroke. 

You are Great and Getting Better — Professional Counselor Suzanne Harrill of Houston, Texas, offers easy-to-implement strategies for raising self-esteem and discusses the importance of doing so after a stroke.

The Caregiver Retreat: A World Away — The Orange Caregiver Resource Center in California hosts an annual caregiver retreat that teaches caregivers how to cope with challenges and stress.

Recovery by Design — Graphic designer Deborah Wilcox of Greensboro, N.C., used creativity to recover from a stroke and return to advertising design.


  • Letters to the Editor features correspondence from readers.
  • Readers Room features personal stories, letters, poems and artwork from stroke survivors and family caregivers.
  • Stroke Notes features “newsy” stroke-related information on stroke research, risk reduction, ASA events, advocacy efforts, etc.
  • Everyday Survival features helpful tips for activities of daily living and resources.