SCM May/Jun 2010

Updated:Jan 3,2013

Stroke Connection Magazine - May Jun 2010
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Invisible Wounds
Survivor Rina Terry of Cordova, Maryland shares her feelings about the psychological challenges her recovery brought her. A wife and mother she discusses her feelings of frustration with her physical deficits and how her self-confidence was affected by seeing the reactions of others. We also talked with Dr. Robert Hartke, a rehab psychologist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, about emotional adjustment after stroke.
 
Speaking of Stroke: Why Speech May Be Affected after Stroke
Speaking is a complex process, and there are many ways if can be affected by a stroke. Speech therapists Julie L. Wambaugh & Shannon C. Mauszycki discuss the affects of stroke on the mechanics of speech. They investigate apraxia and dysarthria, which result when speech, as opposed to language, is altered by stroke.
 
Enjoying My Second Chance
Gary Drach of San Carlos, Cal. lived more than 30 years with the knowledge he had an inoperable AVM. When it finally caused a stroke at age 47, his life was devastated. But with determination, a lot of therapy and a service dog, he has made a meaningful life for himself as a stroke survivor. 
 


Departments:

 
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: Twist & Shout
This month comedian and survivor John Kawie shares his first experience as a yoga student.

Everyday Survival
features tips for reducing the risk of falls. This month’s column is from the American Physical Therapy Association gives great tips for reducing the risk of falls after stroke.

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