by Reg Morris, Malin Falck, Tamsin Miles, Julie Wilcox, Sam Fisher-Hicks

HealthDay, Stroke Magazine, 9-19-16

Interesting article!

New Therapy May Help Stroke Survivors Move Hand (pdf)

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

​by Carole J. Starr, MS


Apps to Help Caregivers and Stroke Survivors

Turn to technology to make life a little easier. Go to: to learn more about and download as an app for iPhone and Android users:

  • FoodSmarts (provides personalized nutrition guidance on recipes, grocery store items, and local restaurant choices)
  • Constant Therapy App (provides science-based, personalized, digital speech and cognitive therapy to people recovering from aphasia or stroke)
  • Talking Photo Apps: allows user to take photos of objects and situations and attach words or phrases
  • Text to Speech Apps: allows user to text a message and hit a "speak" button to have the message spoken aloud
  • Medication Management Apps: many apps are available to assist people keep a record of their medications, schedule, etc.

AphasiaApps List - 3 pages of various apps pertaining to aphasia iHope Aphasia Apps List updated 9/18/15 (pdf file)

Fluent Aphasia (Werner's Aphasia) on YouTube

Second Edition - After a

Stroke - 500 Tips for Living Well

by David Perlmutter, MD

A free web resource with easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of medicare, highlighting coverage, costs, eligibility and enrollment information: Your Guide to a Better Retirement.  Also visit their senior benefits and discounts guide: Benefits & Discounts for Seniors.

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,, etc.


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.


If you would like current stroke articles please go directly to 

American Stroke Association -

Online Support Network  (stroke survivors & caretakers)

Stroke Resource Library (for patients & caregivers)

1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653)

7272 Greenville Avenue

Dallas, TX  75231

National Aphasia Association -

PO Box 87

Scarsdale, NY  10583

Rocky Mountain Stroke Center -


5666 S. Bannock Street

Littleton, CO  80120

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado -

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 )  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.

Recumbent Trike Store                                                

4134 Hawthorne Place                                                  

Longmont, CO                                                               


Rocky Mountain Recumbents 

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

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.   303-903-3288

11968 Mineral Road, Longmont

Offers riding sessions throughout the year with specially trained horses, certified instructors and caring volunteers.  To learn more, go to:  or call 303-652-9131

Stroke Awareness T-Shirts:

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:


Click on the links below to join an Online Support Network by, and for, Stroke Survivors and their Caregivers --

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:

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!

by Tracy L. Markley, CPT


Colorado Neurological Institute

Englewood, CO


Craig Hospital

Englewood, CO


Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital -

Johnstown, CO