SCM July/August 2010

Updated:Apr 29,2011

Stroke Connection Magazine - Jul Aug 2010
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Encouraging Neurons – Advances in Rehab
In this article, we look at two new zero-gravity devices that allow survivors new freedom of movement in learning to walk. We also look at a robot that aids in arm rehabilitation. We also investigate transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation, cutting edge science for enhancing neuroplasticity.

The Wondrous Journey
Gloria and Maynard fell in love when they were barely teenagers but life’s events sseparated them. But 46 years later they married and moved to Florida. They made plans to visit Yellowstone, bought an RV, and then Maynard had a stroke. Rather than give up on their dream, they found ways to make it work. It turned out to be a blessing as Maynard grew in confidence and physical ability.

When the Left Is Left Off
Spatial neglect (also known as “one-side neglect” or “left-side neglect”) is a vexing problem for many survivors. We talked to expert Joan Toglia, professor of occupational therapy at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York about this common stroke deficit. She outlines the problem and some effective solutions.




Departments:


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.

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

Life at the Curb: I Walk Alone
Comedian and survivor John Kawie shares a personal victory.

Everyday Survivor
Features caregiver and poet Jane Penland-Hoover writing about getting involved in social media and how that has improved her life.


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