Negotiating Hope and Acceptance
This month’s feature examines the psychology of hope and acceptance and the impact it has on family relationships. Our expert is Barry J. Jacobs, PsyD, the author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers. Dr. Jacobs is a well-known expert who is the director of behavioral sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in
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Thoughts and Feelings after Stroke
Caregiver Marvel Peters of Des Moines, Iowa, discusses her feelings of being separated from her husband Lyle. She had to move Lyle into an assisted-living facility several years after his stroke because she could no longer manage his care herself. Her poem and essay express the heartfelt emotions of many caregivers.
Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Stroke
Diabetes is an epidemic in
A Young Mother’s Stroke
Survivor Kelly Mauk of
Life Is Tough, People Are Tougher
Dr. Peter Ubel, professor of medicine and psychology at the
What I Can Do
Survivor Bill Janson of
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.
- A new study shows that even a mild form of a heart impairment called left ventricular dysfunction increases stroke risk.
- Relaxing the unaffected side of the brain with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation has a beneficial effect on the stroke-impaired side of the brain.
- For the first time, researchers have enticed transplants of embryonic stem cell-derived motor neurons in the spinal cord to connect with muscles and partially restore function in paralyzed animals.
- A new study indicates that those with lowest incomes and education levels have twice the risk of stroke as those at the highest end.
- Update on the progress of the STOP Stroke Act through Congress.
- Announcing National Family Caregivers Alliance's annual National Family Caregivers Month Campaign.
Readers Room features personal stories, letters, poems and artwork from stroke survivors and family caregivers.
Life at the Curb: Up, Up and Away
This month comedian and survivor John Kawie gives us a survivor’s view of negotiating the airport, including vignettes of riding an escalator and early check-in.
Everyday Survival features helpful tips for activities of daily living and resources.