SCM March/April 2003

Updated:Dec 21,2012

Stroke Connection Magazine - Mar Apr 2003Strength in Numbers— Our feature reveals how social support helps stroke families, how to find a group, how to start one, successful group activities and more.

Improving Awareness to Speed Recovery— Jan Davis, president of International Clinical Educators, Inc.,  gives helpful strategies to deal with a common problem after stroke — one-side neglect.

One Man’s Mission — Stroke survivor Tom Maynor of Meridian, Miss., started the first stroke support group in his area and has become a strong advocate for stroke families.

Communication Strategies for People With Aphasia — Mary Boyle, Ph.D., speech language pathologist and member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), gives strategies to help survivors with aphasia and their families.

Yielding to What Is — Susan Purifoy of Atlanta, Ga., went from being a busy mother and career woman to depending completely on her family and therapists after her stroke.  She shares how she learned to accept her new life with its new challenges.

A Stubborn Victory — Dennis Bickel of Northfield, N.J., taught his parents an important lesson after his stroke: worrying and dwelling on the past will not help you; instead, move forward with hope.

Cutting Prescription Drug Costs — The NeedyMeds program can help survivors cut their prescription medicine costs through patient assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.


  • 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.