Caregiving for the Long Haul: Think Small


Tsgoyna’s presentation, titled “Caregiving for the Long Haul: Think Small” focused on caregivers making small shifts in developing routines, improving organization, and defining the best version of self-care. 1. ROUTINES “Routines create stability and predictability,” Tsgoyna said. “The human body craves routine. We don’t want every day to be exactly the same because too much certainty leads to boredom, but caregivers who... Read More

Tips for Being a Stroke Survivor’s Advocate


During my time as a critical care nurse, I have noticed things that stroke patients and their families can do to ease the stress of the hospital stay. The following is a non-exhaustive list of ways that patients and their families can advocate for the stroke survivor to ensure that the best care possible is received. Educate Learn as much... Read More

Caregiver Stress Management


Caregiving is a labor of love. Many nurses describe the path to their career as a “calling.” They have a deep desire to take care of those around them, to leave folks better off than they found them. Caregiving has a similar path, although often people who find themselves in a caregiver role may describe it as more of a... Read More

The Unexpected Mental Health Fallout After a Stroke


An online presentation by Angie Read, stroke survivor and author.   WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 10:00-10:55 AM Pacific Time (geared to stroke survivors) and at 11:00-11:55 AM (geared to caregivers) You survived a stroke, but now you’re dealing with the painful uncertainty, anxiety, and depression left in its wake. You’re ready to take control and take back your... Read More

Caregiver Resources to Help Access Your Inner Wisdom


On March 16, Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC, speech-language pathologist, life coach, and author of Hope After Stroke for Caregivers and Survivors: The Holistic Guide to Getting Your Life Back, hosted a presentation via Zoom for Stroke Support Association’s caregiver group.  Tsgoyna focused on several  resources that can help make the caregiving role less stressful and more positive, including Breathwork, Cognitive Behavioral... Read More



Tsgoyna Tanzman, MA/CCC, author of HOPE AFTER STROKE for Caregivers and Stroke Survivors, will answer your questions and concerns that come with the caregiving role. “Simply put, you as the caregiver need to take care of yourself first, if you hope to care for your loved one with any degree of efficiency, competency, and sustainability.”   – Tsgoyna Tanzman Please join... Read More

Meet Roz Levine, Caregiver


Roz Levine, a retired school counselor, is the wife of a stroke survivor who had his first of three strokes three-and-a-half years ago. His strokes have impacted his balance, and consequent falls have required visits to the emergency room. Roz is her husband’s primary caregiver. “Caregiving is a challenge,” Roz said, “one that requires compassion, courage, and patience for both... Read More

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

What Do You Do to Take Care of Yourself?


At a recent caregiver support group held by Stroke Support Association via Zoom, facilitator Dr. Jane Claus asked the question: “What do you do to take care of yourself?” The answers proved particularly helpful to a newcomer to the group, who was experiencing the confusion and overwhelm of her new caregiving role. Helen, whose husband Ray had his stroke 17 years ago, said: “I cried a... Read More