by Reg Morris, Malin Falck, Tamsin Miles, Julie Wilcox, Sam Fisher-Hicks
HealthDay, Stroke Magazine, 9-19-16
Founder Dan Zimmerman, suffered a stroke in 2005 paralyzing his right arm and leg and damaged the left side of his brain, caused by HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia).Dan says cycling has improved his health and given him purpose in life. His mantra is “Focus on your abilities, not your disabilities”. Dan brought with him several adaptive bikes and anyone wanting to try a "trike" got their chance! There were smiles galore! Since then several stroke group members have purchased “trikes” and started weekly rides during the summer. Learn more at spokesfightingstrokes.org
by Carole J. Starr, MS
STROKE DIGITAL MAGAZINE
Apps to Help Caregivers and Stroke Survivors
Turn to technology to make life a little easier. Go to: http://www.strokesmart.org/Caregivers-apps to learn more about and download as an app for iPhone and Android users:
Fluent Aphasia (Werner's Aphasia) on YouTube
What to Expect When You're Not Expecting Aphasia(pdf) -- by Lingraphica
15 Stroke Recovery Tips That Every Stroke Survivor Must Know (pdf) -- by FlintRehab
Home from the Hospital: Caregiving for a Stroke Survivor (pdf) -- by Lingraphica
Second Edition - After a
Stroke - 500 Tips for Living Well
Longmont Stroke Support Group
by David Perlmutter, MD
Below are a few PDF files on various items that are available at the web sites of the National Stroke Association, American Stroke Association, and the National Aphasia Association. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open/access the PDF files.
BOOKS (Paperback, Kindle) Below are several books on Stroke available from bookstores, Amazon.com, etc.
Stroke Awareness T-Shirts:
by Ted W. Baxter
Aphasia – What a Difference Some Help Makes 4:41
Dyscover Aphasia Charity -- Simon suffers from communication difficulties after his stroke, and his speech therapists demonstrates the difference of how communication can be drastically improved if the right tools and techniques are used
by Cleo Hutton by Cleo Hutton by Richard C. Senelick, MD by Kalmon Toth by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
American Stroke Association - www.stroke.org
Online Support Network (stroke survivors & caretakers)
Stroke Resource Library (for patients & caregivers)
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
National Aphasia Association - www.aphasia.org
PO Box 87
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Rocky Mountain Stroke Center - www.strokecolorado.org
5666 S. Bannock Street
Littleton, CO 80120
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado - www.BIAColorado.org
303-355-9969 or toll free 1-800-955-2443
1325 S. Colorado Blvd, Bldg B, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80222
ARTICLES ON STROKE (from Flint Rehabilitation Devices www.flintrehab.com ) They have tons of articles relating to Strokes. Below are many of their informative articles that we have converted to pdf format.
by Kari Dahlgren
by Christine Herrick Davis, PhD
Last updated September 11, 2020
Adaptive (recumbent) Trike cycling provides an excellent way for stroke survivors to experience your independence. You have probably seen them, those odd shaped bicycles that have more in common with lawn furniture than typical bicycles with a tall colorful flag sticking up on the back.
Adaptive trikes can be adjusted to suit the rider's different needs such as paralysis of hands and/or legs, clenched fists etc. Hand controls protrude out from either side of the comfortable seat. They are designed with two front wheels and one rear wheel.
4134 Hawthorne Place
1901 Sharp Point Drive, Suite E
Fort Collins, CO
You have aphasia, now what? Communication Tips Video 10:07
By Eugene Speech Therapy -- Getting a diagnosis of Aphasia can be overwhelming and is a life changer. This video offers a guide to some of the resources they use with clients to help them adapt and communicate.
by John R. Marlen by Sara Palmer by Peter G. Levine by Bob Gunn, Ph.D. by Dr. F. Douglas
by Nathaniel Christian IV
Snow Strokers of Colorado provides stroke survivors and their families the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities in the mountains by providing transportation. Rick Herrman, Founder & Director
Longmont Stroke Support Group does not imply endorsement of any product, treatment, service or entity.
Rehabilitation Products by Body Part --RehabMart.com
by Dr. Mike Dow & David Dow with Megan Sutton, CCC-SLP
Psychology Today article that can be related to not using your muscles after stroke "Our Brains Negative Bias" in pdf format.
11968 Mineral Road, Longmont
Offers riding sessions throughout the year with specially trained horses, certified instructors and caring volunteers. To learn more, go to:
www.ctrcinc.org or call 303-652-9131
Stroke Awareness T-Shirts: https://www.shopitee.com/stores/stroke
by Norman Doidge
Stroke Connection is free and published four times a year as a desktop digital publication and free apps for smartphones, tablets and Kindle. Go to: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/StrokeConnectionMagazine/
Click on the links below to join an Online Support Network by, and for, Stroke Survivors and their Caregivers -- www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/LifeAfterStroke/
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has a SUPPORT NETWORK for stroke survivors and caretakers who have dealt with challenges you may face now by providing access to stroke experts via online chats and webinars. Share questions, answers, tips, ideas, feeling with one another. The web site is: https://supportnetwork.heart.org/
The Brain Made Simple --Those of us who have had a stroke know that the left side of the brain is responsible for controlling the right side of the body. That the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. Do you know what functions each side of the brain performs? Interesting!
LET'S TALK ABOUT STROKE INFORMATION SHEETS (Stroke Association)
LIFE AFTER STROKE:
by Tracy L. Markley, CPT