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After a Stroke: Making Your Home Accessible for a Wheelchair User

Posted by on Jul.11.2017 in Safety

After a Stroke: Making Your Home Accessible for a Wheelchair User Ideally, the approach to the house should be fairly level, with only one or two steps. If a ramp is needed, it should be built on a ratio of 12 inches of length for each 1 inch of height and should be at least […]

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Setting new goals after a stroke

Posted by on Jul.05.2017 in Family

After Her Stroke: Mae Set Personal Goals When Mae Delmore set her goal of getting more exercise and lose weight, her doctor told her to keep it realistic, and find an “exercise buddy.’ Mae asked her sister to be her partner. Then Mae asked people in her Aphasic Club their experience about setting goals. One […]

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Set Personal Goals after a Stroke

Posted by on Jun.17.2017 in Emergency

After Her Stroke: Mae Set Personal Goals When Mae Delmore set her goal of getting more exercise and lose weight, her doctor told her to keep it realistic, and find an “exercise buddy.’ Mae asked her sister to be her partner. Then Mae asked people in her Aphasic Club their experience about setting goals. One […]

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Medical Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk

Posted by on May.18.2017 in Emergency

Medical Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Previous stroke or “mini-stroke” (transient ischemic attack, TIA). Hypertension, leading risks for heart disease and stroke. Diabetes. High blood sugar can increase risk. Heart disease. Did You Know   Controllable risk factors and lifestyle choices Smoking. Tobacco use is a major preventable risk factor for stroke and heart disease. Obesity, […]

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