Neither you nor your loved ones have to experience this season of life alone. ---Mattyee

Neither you nor your loved ones have to experience this season of life alone.  ---Mattyee

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stroke Survival

"Stroke Survival" is a four-part series focusing on stroke.
Part I:  Understanding Stroke
Part II:  Stroke Aftercare
Part III:  Adaptive Clothing
Part IV:  Assistive Technology Products

Stroke Survival:  Understanding Stroke (June 2014) defines a stroke, also referred to as apoplexy, cerebrovascular accident, cerebral hemorrhage, or transient ischemic attack is caused by the effects of any interference with circulation within the brain. 

It is the fourth leading cause of death.

This article includes:  Warning Signs, Types of Stroke, Risk Factors, Statistics, Rehabilitation Options, and Resources.


Stroke Aftercare (July/August 2014) addresses the SaeboFlex®-- a "revolutionary" new therapy offered by Saint Francis Memorial Hospital--the Saebo Reach splint.  Shanna Humphrey, OT tells the readers what they need to know to make an informed decision for qualifying as a candidate for the use of the SAEBO in occupational therapy sessions.

"Cerebral vascular accidents, or strokes, affect over 700,000 Americans each year.  Many stroke survivors have a long-term loss of hand function and a resulting loss of independence.  The Saebo Reach splint was designed by occupational therapists to address this type of injury."

Adaptive Clothing for Stroke Survivors (September 2014) describes adaptive clothing by Simple Closures which fasten down the front with easy closure which will be particularly helpful for people with strokes.  The clothing are Designed in San Francisco.  Made in the U.S.A.

"Adaptive clothing" is designed specifically for women who experience wide-ranging physical and/or mental challenges.

© Photo Courtesy Simple Closures

For the complete articles in this series visit