Stroke Connection Magazine

Stroke Connection.  

For over 22 years, Stroke Connection has been the award-winning voice of support, information and inspiration for a vast community of stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke Connection is free and published four times per year. 

Now offered exclusively as a digital publication, Stroke Connection is available virtually everywhere. With a desktop digital edition and free apps for smartphones and tablets as well as Kindle Fire - you can have Stroke Connection with you wherever you are. And you can enjoy the same great articles on the Stroke Connection website. 

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In this issue

For each of the articles below you can choose whether to read them in our digital edition or on the Stroke Connection website. 

Expressing Creativity Through Music
Music touches us in unexpected ways. For some survivors, it is a way to improve their post-stroke lives - by creating community, by expressing themselves, by making a career. And for others, music can even be a form of therapy.
Digital Edition | Web



What is Music Therapy?
Music therapists do not try to improve a person's ability to sing or play an instrument - that is the job of a music educator. Music therapy is used to improve three areas of functioning with stroke survivors: motor, speech and cognitive.
Digital Edition | Web



Understanding Vascular Dementia
Vascular cognitive impairement (VCI) - also known as vascular dementia - affects thinking, memory, the ability to shift focus and more. There is no cure, but it may be that a heart-healthy lifestyle can help prevent it. 
Digital Edition | Web



Speechless No More
For Phyllis Weiss, a 65-year-old survivor from Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, each sound she painstakingly - but patiently - fors is a triumph. In her quiet, halting delivery is an underlying strength and vitality. Qualities that carried her through and entire year of silence.
Digital Edition | Web



Have a Therapeutic Summer
For stroke survivors, outdoor sports provide opportunities to challenge yourself both physically and mentally due to an unpredictable and changing environment. Meeting new challenges can be empowering to a survivor.
Digital Edition | Web


Departments

Stroke Notes
Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources. 
Digital Edition | Web
 
Readers Room
Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.
Digital Edition | Web
 
Everyday Survival
Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.
Digital Edition | Web
 
Life At The Curb
Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie's unique perspectives on stroke survival.
Digital Edition | Web
 
Life Is Why
Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!
Digital Edition | Web
 
Simple Cooking
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.
Digital Edition | Web
 
Support Showcase
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.
Digital Edition | Web