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Learn & Share Your Post-Stroke Tips

by Mark F. on Friday, January 10, 2014

After a stroke, even the simplest tasks can be very challenging.  Survivors often face limb weakness, numbness or paralysis, communication challenges, and difficulty with their vision.  However, we know stroke survivors and caregivers across the country are persevering and discovering new, creative ways to carry out the daily tasks they need to.  Through their recovery, they find a 'new normal' and we want to help share these helpful tips far and wide. 

That's why the American Stroke Association created a volunteer-powered library- Tips for Daily Living- to gather ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals who’ve created or discovered adaptive and often innovative ways to get things done!  For example, do you have to put up a ponytail with one hand?  Watch Karen’s video!

Help us grow the library!  Do you have something to share that could help stroke survivors?  Share your tips by completing the online submission form at  You’ll get a FREE AHA/ASA recipe book and Stroke Solidarity String for participating!

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Comments (3)

  • People who have had stroke, go through many stages ( scared,angry,bad,financial problems and depression). You must use outside sources (stroke treatment ctr,group counseling,ete). Patient must know that you all are in this together ( you love him or her). Thanks AHA/ASA.

    — Nathan T.

  • Good advice, this will very helpful. Thaks AHA/ASA.

    — Nathan T.

  • I will definitely be thinking of this when I am putting up my next ponytail. Good for her! Thanks to her for sharing for all of the stroke survivors out there.

    — Jacqueline A.

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