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Join us in Recognizing World Stroke Day, Tomorrow!

Did you know that 15 million people experience a stroke each year and that a large majority of these cases can be prevented through lifestyle changes? Sharing facts like these to increase awareness around stroke prevention and care is one of the major goals of World Stroke Day, recognized on October 29th each year. Using the same slogan as last year, “Because I care…”, this year’s campaign is meant to emphasize the role of caregivers and loved ones in dispelling myths and misconceptions about stroke.

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For our part, we would like to share some important facts about stroke; we encourage you to share this information with your loved ones and others who will find it useful. Here are the facts:

  • 1)
    Stroke can be prevented.
  • 2)
    Stroke can be treated.
  • 3)
    Stroke can be managed in the long-term.
  • 4)
    1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.
  • 5)
    Every other second a person suffers from a stroke, regardless of age or gender.
  • 6)
    15 million people experience a stroke each year; 6 million of them do not survive.
  • 7)
    About 30 million people have had a stroke – most have residual disabilities.

For those who have experienced a stroke, recovery can be an emotional, frustrating process. Stroke victims must overcome physical, cognitive and emotional challenges such as loss of mobility, problems thinking or focusing, difficulty swallowing, and bladder and bowel problems.

At Home Care Assistance, our caregivers can help ensure a smooth transition home from the hospital as well as provide hourly or around-clock-care to support optimal recovery. For more information about stroke prevention, listen to our Stroke Prevention Webinar led be Muhammad Shazam Hussain, MD, stroke neurologist and Head of the Cleveland Clinic’s Stroke Program. For family caregivers supporting a loved one who recently suffered a stroke, we are offering a free download our Post-Stroke Patient Guide, which contains detailed tips on recovery at home.

Family caregivers may also be interested in attending our next public webinar on Friday, November 15th at 11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern. The webinar will be led by Barbara Kivowitz and Roanne Weisman, co-authors of the book In Sickness As In Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness. Space is limited, so register for the webinar today to ensure you spot is reserved!

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