Category Archives: Life After a Stroke

When is the Right Time to Look for a Job Post-Stroke?

Authors: Jennifer Maher and Kathy Martin Things can change after a stroke making it difficult to return to work. Before you start filling out job applications, ask yourself ‘Am I ready’? Answering these questions about your situation will give you a better … Continue reading

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Driving After A Stroke: For the Survivor

Author: Peggy Gannon If you are a stroke survivor and did not read my last posting…do it now! The tips I wrote were more for family members, but you could benefit yourself from reading and taking them to heart. It is … Continue reading

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Important Things to Consider When Your Loved One Wants to Drive Again

Author: Peggy Gannon As a mother of 2 teenagers (15 year old boy, 17 year old girl) and a 21 year old young man, I think I have all the anxiety of teaching someone how to drive wrapped up.  I … Continue reading

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Exercise After Stroke

Author: Julie Schafer Hello! After completing formal physical therapy, have you wondered if it is important to keep exercising for months or even years after a stroke? The answer is YES!!! (I am sure you have heard this once or … Continue reading

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Brain Games For Stroke Rehabilitation Part II

Author- Kathy Martin, Brooks Clubhouse Manager Hello again.  I want to follow up on a previous post I made about fun cognitive activities .  Who knew there would be so many fun ways to challenge our brain and have fun with our … Continue reading

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Stroke Awareness Month an Inspiration

Stroke Awareness Month has come and gone.  But the need for awareness and recovery continues. If you haven’t had a chance to see our “Faces of Stroke” Campaign, please take the time to do so.  The campaign features 8 stroke survivors of … Continue reading

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May is Stroke Awareness Month, Faces of Stroke

Author- Jill Matejcek, Manager, Public and Community Relations Today marks the beginning of Stroke Awareness Month. As a marketing professional, it is a month that I’ve promoted for many years. At Brooks, we share helpful information on stroke prevention, stroke … Continue reading

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