Author Archives for Mike Sasso

Aging and Stroke

September 8, 2021 6:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Aging and Stroke

Please attend a free presentation being held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 10:00-10:30 AM, followed by regular support groups at California Heights United Methodist Church 3759 Orange Ave (at Bixby), Long Beach, CA. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend. Stroke survivors face special challenges when it comes to aging. Dr. Nancy Gibbs, a retired Kaiser Geriatrician and Palliative... Read More


NUTRITION FOR STROKE SURVIVORS

September 1, 2021 3:46 pm Published by Comments Off on NUTRITION FOR STROKE SURVIVORS

The following information is only intended to serve as a guide. The reader should always check with their physician before following these recommendations. The old saying “You are what you eat” holds true for all of us, especially after an injury or other lifechanging medical event. Our fast-paced lives and increased stress due to the recent pandemic–plus the challenge to... Read More


Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic

July 9, 2021 12:29 pm Published by Comments Off on Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic

You are cordially invited to attend The Stroke Support Association’s Annual Picnic When: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM– 1:30 PM Where: Mae Boyer Park (North Entrance) 4903 Stevely, Lakewood, CA 90713 Please bring: A dish to share & your own drinks RSVP: info@strokesupportassoc.org with number of people in your party Hope to see you ALL there! Click link... Read More


STEADI When You Fall

June 8, 2021 11:01 am Published by Comments Off on STEADI When You Fall

STEADI When You Fall A ZOOM Presentation During our regular Stroke Survivors’ Meeting Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 10:00-10:30 AM. Caregivers and family members are welcome to attend.   According to The Journal of Physical Therapy Science from PubMed Central, falling is one of the most common complications of stroke patients… and can lead to reduction of independence of activities... Read More


UC Irvine is seeking stroke survivors to participate in research study

June 4, 2021 12:54 pm Published by Comments Off on UC Irvine is seeking stroke survivors to participate in research study

Brain Computer Interface system or Standard Physical Therapy can help patients improve walking after stroke. There are limited treatment options for improving strength after stroke. We are currently 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. The study involves 4 weeks of... Read More


Community Resources for Survivors of Stroke

April 19, 2021 8:36 am Published by Comments Off on Community Resources for Survivors of Stroke

Caring for stroke survivors’ needs is a big, often full-time job. Therefore, it is essential that caregivers also take the time to prioritize their personal needs and care for themselves. Taking much-needed breaks and reaching out for help and support is critical for caregivers’ well-being when looking after a stroke survivor. Community resources, such as respite care, support groups for... Read More


Stroke in the Pediatric or Young Adult Population

March 16, 2021 3:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Stroke in the Pediatric or Young Adult Population

  Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with stroke being a leading cause of disability globally. Despite the recent success in reducing stroke incidences in the general U.S. population, there is now a concerning propensity for stroke cases to occur at younger ages. Pediatric Ischemic Stroke Prevalence Children now experience increased stroke... Read More


What’s New in Stroke Care?

February 16, 2021 8:20 am Published by Comments Off on What’s New in Stroke Care?

A decade ago, stroke was the third leading cause of U.S. deaths but has now dropped down to fifth. The higher survival rates are due to advances in medical treatments and care. The right care, done the correct way, can save lives and the survivors’ quality of life. Unfortunately, despite the decreased death rate caused by stroke, the numbers are... Read More


Emotions and Stroke: Living with PBA

January 15, 2021 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Emotions and Stroke: Living with PBA

Stroke survivors can experience emotional and behavioral changes during recovery. It is because stroke impacts the brain, which controls emotions and behavior. So you or your loved one may begin experiencing confusion, irritability, sadness, carelessness, and forgetfulness. Some people also feel anger, anxiety, and depression. Others have a range of extreme and unprovoked mixed feelings resulting in bouts of excessive... Read More


Stroke and Depression: What You Need to Know

November 30, 2020 8:24 am Published by Comments Off on Stroke and Depression: What You Need to Know

Nearly a third of people who experience a stroke also report feeling symptoms of depression. It is attributable to various causes, including the emotions resulting from the physical losses or the overwhelming reality of surviving a stroke and going through physical therapy to recover. Biochemical changes in the brain can also cause post-stroke depression, while brain injury can interfere with a previously... Read More