A support group of survivors and loved ones at Marquis Newberg compiled a list of things they wished those around them understood based on discussions the group had. These are the words of stroke survivors who hope they can be helpful in aiding families impacted by a stroke and understanding the non-physical impacts of stroke.
Lots of information exists about the physical challenges of people who have had strokes. But less attention has been given to the feelings and preferences of stroke survivors.
This is a guide for friends, visitors, caregivers, and anyone who interacts with stroke survivors to increase understanding and facilitate care for stroke survivors.