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aphasia and stroke

Stroke, Aphasia, and Apraxia of Speech: Tips for Communication

March 28, 2021 1:11 pm Published by Comments Off on Stroke, Aphasia, and Apraxia of Speech: Tips for Communication

On March 16, 2021, Robin Roope, the Clinical Speech Therapy Lead at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center, gave a presentation titled “Stroke, Aphasia, and Apraxia: Tips for Communication” via Zoom to the stroke survivors and caregivers who attend our support groups. Robin began her presentation with a definition of aphasia. “Aphasia is when the language center of our brain... Read More


presentation on stroke and aphasia

Zoom Presentation: Stroke and Aphasia

March 12, 2021 3:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Zoom Presentation: Stroke and Aphasia

During the regular Stroke Support Association meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM, we are pleased to have a guest presentation. Stroke and Aphasia: Tips for Communication Robin Roope, the Clinical Speech Therapy Lead at Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center, will cover the following topics: Strategies to enhance communication with a person with aphasia Techniques for the... Read More


Comparison of stroke recovery of past to present

Comparison of Stroke Care Now and in the Past

December 23, 2020 4:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Comparison of Stroke Care Now and in the Past

The last few decades have seen essential changes in the diagnosis and management of acute stroke. The changes include patients’ chain of care modifications for various reasons, including better diagnostic processes, new therapeutic targets, and stronger support care systems. This article compares stroke care today and in the past to reveal any changes in outcomes and recovery. DemographicsA Greater Cincinnati/Northern... Read More


Self-Care for the Caregiver

November 19, 2020 1:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Self-Care for the Caregiver

A Virtual Presentationby Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC Saturday, December 5, 202010:00-11:00 AM Caregivers, get a sneak peek and practice at using some of the tools in the soon-to-be published Hope After Stroke: The Caregiver’s 12 Week Essential Guide & Workbook. Learn how to… Widen your lens of resourcefulness Put self-care into caregiving—move from caregiver to care partner Use the Journal Page to tune into... Read More


Virtual SSA Holiday Party

SSA Virtual Holiday Party

November 13, 2020 3:13 pm Published by Comments Off on SSA Virtual Holiday Party

No, we can’t have our usual in-person Holiday Party this year, says the Grinch! BUT, let’s improvise! We can still celebrate together! ZOOM INTO THE SSA HOLIDAY PARTY! Tuesday, December 8, 202010:00 AM – 11:30 AM via Zoom. Both groups together. Attire: Festive (optional) Please RSVP by December 1, 2020 All those who sign up and live in the Long... Read More


Having a Stroke Brings Its Own Gifts

Having a Stroke Brings Its Own Gifts

October 23, 2020 5:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Having a Stroke Brings Its Own Gifts

At a recent stroke survivor support group put on by Stroke Support Association (SSA) via Zoom, facilitator Dr. Jane Claus asked the questions: Are you a better person since your stroke? In what way has your stroke helped you grow? With the answers that came, a theme emerged: The life-altering upheaval of having had a stroke, the many difficult challenges... Read More


Life After Stroke: The Amazing Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

April 27, 2019 3:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Life After Stroke: The Amazing Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

According to the CDC every year more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke1.   Everyone is affected differently, and a good number of stroke survivors see improvement even years after the event. Recovery can involve several aspects of life including social, physical, and emotional. On March 12, 2019, a panel of Stroke Support Association (SSA) support group members shared their... Read More


Kathy and Dave Dollarhide provided many helpful tips for Stroke Support Association members

Great Disaster Preparedness Tips Provided to SSA

February 28, 2019 8:35 pm Published by Comments Off on Great Disaster Preparedness Tips Provided to SSA

On Tuesday, February 26, during Stroke Support Association’s free weekly support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers in the Long Beach area, Kathy Dollarhide and her husband Chief Dave Dollarhide gave a disaster preparedness presentation. Kathy is the Director of the Disaster Resource Center at Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. Dave is the Battalion Chief of... Read More