UC Irvine is seeking stroke survivors to participate in research study

6.4.21

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

Things to Do After a Stroke

5.19.21

Emergency medical treatment is critical after a stroke to stabilize your condition before starting rehabilitation. It’s equally essential for your team of therapy specialists to initiate the rehabilitation process early to regain lost function. It’s the perfect time for you or your loved one (preferably your primary care partner) to educate yourselves and ask the available specialists questions to help... Read More

Executive Director Wanted

5.15.21

The Stroke Support Association, a non-profit organization in Long Beach, CA, is looking to hire an Executive Director. This position reports to the Board of Directors and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Stroke Support Association’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Additional responsibilities include some clerical-related duties, community outreach, as well as some grant- and report-writing.... Read More

Preparing Ahead: Advance Directives for You and Your Loved Ones

5.8.21

May 11 and May 18, 202110:00-10:30 AM during the first half of the Survivors’ MeetingCaregivers welcome to attend Gretchen Phillips, SSA support group facilitator and retired medical social worker, will give a two-part presentation during the first portion of our stroke survivor support group on May 11 and May 18. Caregivers are welcome to attend the presentation portion of these... Read More

Community Resources for Survivors of Stroke

4.19.21

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, Aphasia, and Apraxia of Speech: Tips for Communication

3.28.21

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

Stroke in the Pediatric or Young Adult Population

3.16.21

  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

Zoom Presentation: Stroke and Aphasia

3.12.21

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

What’s New in Stroke Care?

2.16.21

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