|Making Life Bigger Than Aphasia|
In an effort to improve the lives of survivors with aphasia, some speech-language pathologists have developed more of a ‘life participation’ approach. The goal is to build confidence, skills and opportunities to get on with life in spite of aphasia, and at the same time practice communicating with other people. Also, see a list of centers now using the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA).
|1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story|
After scoring a thousand points in high school, basketball player Cory Weissman of Jackson Township, New Jersey was looking forward to playing at Gettysburg College. However, a stroke after his freshman year there derailed those plans, but not his love of the game.
|The Feminine Side of Stroke|
Some risks are because of their gender. For this reason, the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association recently published “Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women.” We talked with Dr. Louise McCullough, professor of neurology and neuroscience at the University of Connecticut Health Center and The Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital, and a co-author of the guidelines.
|Post-Stroke Mood Disorders|
Although stroke effects are unpredictable, mood disorders such as depression, anxiety and pseudo-bulbar affect (PBA) are fairly common. We talked with neuro-psychologist Dawn Giuffre, Ph.D., of Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, about these common post-stroke conditions.
Stroke Connection is underwritten in part by Allergan, Inc.