SCM May/June 2009

Updated:Mar 6,2015

Stroke Connection Magazine - May Jun 2009
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A Light Through the Fog
Large hospitals, rehab centers and insurance companies are developing patient-advocacy systems to help patients resolve care and payment issues. Unfortunately, many patient issues cannot be resolved “in house.” We highlight the stories of two stroke families who used a third-party advocate called the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF).

Aphasia Therapy When Insurance Stops
Recovery from aphasia is a process that may continue for many years. Unfortunately, most people with aphasia find that their insurance coverage runs out before they are done with therapy. It is often frustrating for them as they try to continue the process of recovery with very limited professional support. Our ASHA authors outline eight ways survivors with aphasia can continue to improve their speech and comprehension after the insurance has run out.

Tips for Keeping on Track
Diabetes requires constant monitoring, especially for those who use insulin. In addition to medication, lifestyle prescriptions must be adhered to. Helpful tips on how to manage medications and lifestyle prescriptions.


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

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

Life at the Curb: Setting Up Is Hard to Do
This month, comedian and survivor John Kawie shares the adventure of installing his wireless printer.

Everyday Survival features 30 easy-to-make trade-offs that cut about 100 or 150 calories out of your diet every time you choose them.