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A Member of our Stroke Survivor Support Group Shares His Story with a Podcaster

May 9, 2023 2:53 pm Published by Comments Off on A Member of our Stroke Survivor Support Group Shares His Story with a Podcaster

One of our regular members, Jireh, from our Zoom stroke survivor support group, shared a podcast wherein he was interviewed on the topic of being a parent while having a chronic illness. Jireh has Fabry Disease, an inherited rare condition. Fabry Disease is progressive and can cause many issues throughout the body. One of these is increased risk of strokes. Jireh... Read More


two types of strokes illustrated by water pipes

What Kind of Stroke Did You Have?

April 28, 2023 5:56 pm Published by Comments Off on What Kind of Stroke Did You Have?

When you find yourself in the hospital for a stroke, things happen FAST, as they say. “Time is Brain” and the healthcare team acts accordingly. The flurry of scans and tests and assessments can feel overwhelming and scary to the new stroke patient. This environment makes it hard to absorb information, which is why it’s common for people to be... Read More


14th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar

February 16, 2023 1:28 pm Published by Comments Off on 14th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar

The MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute and Comprehensive Stroke Center at Long Beach Medical Center are hosting their 14th Annual Women’s Heart & Stroke Seminar on Saturday, February 25 from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. We welcome both men and women to attend. At the seminar, you’ll learn how to manage risk factors for heart disease and stroke including: High... Read More


Free Presentation: Independence at Home

February 9, 2023 3:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Free Presentation: Independence at Home

You are invited to attend a free presentation hosted by Stroke Support Association on Independence at Home (IAH), a community-based service for people aged 55+ and/or their caregivers in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Their programs are designed to connect older adults and their caregivers to no-cost healthcare services, such as Zoom meetings on diet and exercise, classes, assistance... Read More


ASK THE NEUROLOGIST

January 30, 2023 10:07 am Published by Comments Off on ASK THE NEUROLOGIST

  A Question & Answer session for your stroke-related concerns Featuring Dr. Nima Ramezan-Arab Wednesday, February 1, 2023 via Zoom, 10:00-10:30 AM Pacific Time during the first half of the Stroke Survivors’ Meeting. Caregivers and the public are welcome to attend. A Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before. If not already on our Zoom list, please email... Read More


Why a Support Group is So Important for Recovery from Stroke

January 16, 2023 12:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Why a Support Group is So Important for Recovery from Stroke

Having a stroke can be a shocking and overwhelming experience… And can bring many more questions than answers: Will I get better? Will I be able to drive again? Work again? How long does it take to recover my speech or improve my drop foot or minimize my spasticity? Will my friends accept me as I am? Why am I... Read More


Seeking Study Volunteer for Arm Weakness Therapy Resulting from Stroke

November 18, 2022 3:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Seeking Study Volunteer for Arm Weakness Therapy Resulting from Stroke

Have you experienced arm weakness from a recent stroke? The Cramer Lab at UCLA is looking to recruit individuals experiencing moderate-severe arm weakness after a stroke in the last 30 days. Their mission is to reduce disability after stroke. The therapy of videogame-based arm motor therapy will be completed in your own home, and will be designed with your specific... Read More


Study to Improve Walking after Stroke

October 6, 2022 10:27 am Published by Comments Off on Study to Improve Walking after Stroke

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine is conducting a research study that explores the possibility of using brain waves to control a functional electrical stimulation device to help stroke patients improve their walking. If you are an adult stroke survivor, are able to walk (with or without an assistive device) more than 30 feet without help,... Read More


ASK THE EXPERTS

September 29, 2022 1:52 pm Published by Comments Off on ASK THE EXPERTS

ASK THE EXPERTS: A Q&A Session for Stroke Related Concerns Wednesday, October 5, 2022 via Zoom10:00-11:00 AM Caregivers and the public are welcome to attend. A Zoom invitation will be sent out the day before. If not already on our Zoom list, please email info@strokesupportassoc.org to receive the meeting link. MEET THE PANEL Angie West, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, SCRN, ANVP, the Program... Read More