SCM November/December 2003

Updated:Dec 21,2012

Stroke Connection Magazine - Nov Dec 2003The Impact of Caregiving on Caregivers — Studies show that caregiving can negatively impact a caregiver's physical, mental and emotional health.  A licensed social worker and psychologist explain how caregivers can take care of themselves while caring for their loved ones. Two family caregivers share how they adjusted to the stress of caregiving.  A sidebar focuses on tips for asking for and accepting help.

Becoming a Communication Partner  — Speech-language pathologist Jacqueline Hinckley writes this article from the perspective of a family caregiver who discovers better ways to communicate with her stroke survivor husband as the story unfolds.

Stroke Marathon is Changing Lives — We profile four Train To End Stroke marathon participants who ran or walked in the Kona, Hawaii, marathon in June 2003. 

Funding New Stroke Studies — The AHA-Bugher Foundation Awards for the Investigation of Stroke are making advances in stroke prevention and treatment a reality.

The Power of Hope — When Marguerite Jenkins' husband P.J. had a stroke at age 46, their life came to screeching halt.  A former bodybuilder, P.J. was unable to move except to blink his eyes.  With the help of another stroke survivor, Kate Adamson, Marguerite has fought for the rehab P.J. desperately needs.


  • Letters to the Editor features correspondence from readers.
  • Readers Room features personal stories, letters, poems and artwork from stroke survivors and family caregivers
  • Everyday Survival features helpful tips for activities of daily living and resources.

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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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