Caregivers make a huge difference in the lives of their survivors, often at a huge cost to themselves. Then there are those who use the experience of stroke in their families as inspiration to make a broader contribution. In celebration and recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, we present three such people: Maria Meyers, author and publisher of The Comfort of Home, a guide for family caregivers; Dr. Elizabeth Frates, a physiatrist at
Painter Dianne Mitchell of
Tuckered Out? Dealing with Post-Stroke Fatigue
Many survivors are concerned with the fatigue that is sometimes a lasting result of their strokes. Physical therapist Walter Weiss of
Caregiver Doris Thurston of
Letters to the Editor features correspondence from readers about the magazine’s editorial content. In this issue:
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: Ticket to Ride (and Park)
This month comedian and survivor John Kawie shares his experience of the “Holy Grail of disability: the handicap parking permit. It was like the state of
Everyday Survival features patient advocacy tips from caregiver, geriatric care manager and elder law attorney Sue Fabian, who also appears in this month’s feature story. This issue’s department also includes four books by stroke survivors and caregivers.