SCM July/August 2008

Updated:Mar 6,2015

Stroke Connection Magazine - Jul Aug 2008
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New Developments in Rehab
Neuroplasticity is a big word for a revolutionary concept – the brain’s ability to reorganize and re-wire itself. For stroke survivors, neuroplasticity is the beginning of a whole new paradigm of recovery. Where once the six-month window was the gospel of rehab, now the prime directive is stimulating neuroplasticity. We investigate eight new techniques and technologies that researchers think will change the future of stroke rehab around the world.

Supplemental Information: To view additional information that was not included in the printed issue regarding modifying a kitchen for a person with disabilities.

Starting a Kitchen Remodel

“Give Me 5”
The Stroke Collaborative, a joint effort of the American Stroke Association, the AmericanAcademy of Neurology and the AmericanCollege of Emergency Physicians, has come together in the “Give Me 5” public awareness campaign. Their goal is to make stroke warning signs easier to understand.


Letters to the Editor features correspondence from readers about the magazine’s editorial content.

Stroke Notes features ‘newsy’ stroke-related information on stroke research, risk reduction, ASA events, advocacy efforts, etc. In this issue we report on several studies from the International Stroke Conference in New Orleans. 

Readers Room features personal stories, letters, poems and artwork from stroke survivors and family caregivers.

Life at the Curb: With a Little Help from My Friends
This month comedian and survivor John Kawie shares some of his frustration at the “support” he gets from friends and neighbors to get to the gym and start working out.

Everyday Survival features an article by occupational therapist Carol Siebert on remodeling the kitchen to make it safer and more accessible for stroke survivors.

Have you seen Stroke Connection’s humor column, Life At The Curb? Brain Freeze, John Kawie’s award-winning one-man show is now available on DVD. Now you can have John in your home and help support Stroke Connection! Order yours today at (opens in new window).

For every Brain Freeze video sold from 8/1/10 through 7/13/15, and after the recovery of startup costs, Parma Recordings will donate 17% of the retail sales price to the American Stroke Association. Brain Freeze contains adult language and situations that may not be suitable for all audiences.

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In our current issue: NBA star Paul George was six when his mother had a stroke; Raising a voice for young survivors; You See Me, a new documentary of one family's stroke experience; Strokes of unknown cause (cryptogenic stroke); Managing caregiver guilt and much more!


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