Watch this video for expert testimonials about caregiver involvement in post-stroke care. Sponsored by the National Stroke Association. (10 minutes)
Depression is a mental illness marked by feelings of profound sadness and lack of interest in activities. Learn more about possible causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
Martha, 71, has struggled with depression for more than 40 years. Her mood disorder was treated as a chemical imbalance, and she was given medications to alleviate her symptoms. Read about her experiences.
A listing of online resources for caregivers, provided by the American Stroke Association.
This scorecard is a great tool for survivors and their families. Use it to monitor and evaluate the recovery process during rehabilitation or at home, as a guide to talk to doctors or healthcare professionals, and how to better manage the recovery process.
Urinary incontenence is the loss of voluntary bladder control leading to urine leakage. It can be temporary or chronic. Incontinence is a symptom, not a condition in and of itself. Learn more about what urinary incontinence can indicate.
Healthy food habits can help you reduce three risk factors for heart attack and stroke — high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess body weight.
When someone has a heart attack, heart surgery or a stroke, they need special consideration while they are recovering or adjusting to their life after one of these events. Often roles between the survivor and the caregiver are reversed.
This site was created for anyone who is caring for a loved one who is ill or disabled. It's a great place to find assistance, answers, new ideas and helpful advice--for you and your loved one.
This online resource guide at Medline provides helpful information to anybody caring for another person. The site features a caregiving tip sheet and advice on living day to day.
As a caregiver, you have a higher risk for health and emotional problems. That’s because caregivers are less likely than noncaregivers to attend to their own health by eating nutritious foods, getting physical activity and treating physical and emotional problems.
Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will undertake in your lifetime. Find resources that can help here at the National Family Caregiver Support Program.
Insights, information, and inspirations for families and professionals in elder caregiving roles.
Dysphagia is difficulty eating because of disruption in the swallowing process. If dysphagia is severe, you may not be able to take in enough fluids and calories to stay healthy. Learn more about possible causes, symptoms, and treatments for this condition.
There can be fear, apprehension and uncertainty that stroke survivors and families face in the aftermath of stroke. Questions often arise about what life changes to expect after stroke and how to gain control and independence in everyday living situations.
Anyone can have a stroke no matter your age, race or gender. But, the chances of having a stroke increase if a person has certain risk factors, or criteria that can cause a stroke.
Learn about what a stroke is, prevention techniques, recovery, signs and symptoms, events, and more.