There are a number of terrific resources for patients, families and caregivers living with stroke.
Visit our YouTube channel for educational and self-management videos on stroke recovery. The videos cover a large range of topics related to recovery and include accompanying resource sheets with further links and resources. https://www.youtube.com/user/canadianstroke/videos
You can view RESOURCE sheets on each of the video topics, specifically tailored for an Ontario audience, here:
ANXIETY & FRUSTRATION: ManagingAnxiety&Frustration.pdf
RECREATION & LEISURE: Rec&Leisure.pdf
SELF-CARE & PSYCHOLOGICAL RESILIENCE: Self-Care&PsychologicalResilience.pdf
ORGANIZING, PLANNING & PROCESSING: OrganizationPlanning&Processing.pdf
MANAGING ATTENTION: ManagingAttention.pdf
MEMORY IMPAIRMENTS: MemoryImpairments.pdf
PRACTICAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: PracticalCommunicationSkills.pdf
UNILATERAL SPATIAL NEGLECT: UnilateralSpatialNeglect.pdf
UPPER EXTREMITY MANAGEMENT: UpperExtremityManagement.pdf
HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery created a 60-page resource guide on Stroke in Young Adults, which can be downloaded HERE. It provides insight into the unique challenges faced by young adults, ages 18-45, who are living with stroke. The incidence of stroke is growing most rapidly among people ages 20 to 40 in Canada.
A focus of the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery is the role of exercise in improving physical and cognitive recovery after stroke. As such, we have developed two resource guides – one for PATIENTS and one for CLINICIANS. Both are based on best practice recommendations for Aerobic Exercise after Stroke.
Stroke Engine includes all the latest research evidence on therapies for stroke recovery. Stroke Engine is a leading international tool, used by patients, families and clinicians. This easy-to-navigate site bridges the gap between research findings and clinical practice. strokengine.ca.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has developed an excellent selection of resources, tools, workbooks, action plans and videos around stroke recovery and secondary stroke prevention.
A stroke recovery workbook, produced by the Canadian Stroke Network, includes tools and activities to guide stroke recovery. Getting On With the Rest of Your Life After Stroke: http://www.strokebestpractices.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/GettingOn2-EN1.pdf
This website, created by the Canadian Pediatric Stroke Support Association (CPSSA), is for families affected by pediatric stroke.
March of Dimes Canada has a terrific site with resources, videos, tools, events, virtual support groups, workbooks and more for individuals recovering from stroke and for caregivers. https://afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca
7 Steps to Stroke Recovery is a great video produced by the Stroke Recovery Association of BC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHJL42xFuz8
Listen to survivors’ stories about Life After Stroke and Hope, also produced by the Stroke Recovery Association of BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk4bfU11K64
- • www.heartandstroke.ca
- • www.strokebestpractices.ca
- • www.marchofdimes.ca
- • www.perinatalstroke.com
- • www.cpssa.org
- • www.aphasia.ca