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Stroke Resources

 

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Recommended Resources

A stroke can be overwhelming but there are many resources to help guide you and your loved ones in coping with a stroke. Below are some reliable resources to help you manage the many health and emotional issues that can occur with a stroke.

Associations/Websites

American Stroke Association: A Division of the American Heart Association National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
1-888-478-7653
http://www.strokeassociation.org

Agency on Aging- South Central Connecticut
One Long Wharf Drive, Suite 1L
New Haven, CT 06511
203-785-8533
https://www.aoascc.org/

Brain Aneurysm Foundation
12 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-723-3870
http://www.bafound.org

The Internet Stroke Center
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid 
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-3458
http://www.strokecenter.org

National Aphasia Association
7 Dey Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10007
212-267-2814
http://www.aphasia.org

National Stroke Association
9707 E. Easter Lane
Englewood, CO 80112
1-800-787-6537
http://www.stroke.org

Books

After Stroke: A Complete, Step-by-Step Blueprint for Getting Better. David Hinds. Thorsons, 2000. After Stroke: Enhancing Quality of Life. Wallace Sife. Haworth Press, 1998.

After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier. Cleo Hutton. Demos Medical Publishing, 2005.

By His Side: Life and Love After Stroke. Eileen Steers Quann. Fastrak Press, 2002.

Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Stroke. Jesse Weinberger. Handbooks in Health Care, 2005.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Jean-Dominique Bauby. Translated from the French. Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

Harbor: Helping Patients and the Family After a Loved One had a Stroke [Video]. Aquarius Health Videos, 1999.

How to Conquer the World with One Hand … And an Attitude. Paul Berger. Positive Power Publishing, 2003.

Living with Stroke: A Guide for Families. Richard C. Senelick. Contemporary Books, 1999.

Living with Stroke: Strategies to live a healthy life. Developed by the Sheperd Center. “e-book”

Managing Stroke: A Guide to Living Well After Stroke. Paul Rao (ed.). ABI Professional Publications, 2000.

My Stroke of Luck. Kirk Douglas. HarperCollins, 2002.

My Year Off: Recovering Life After a Stroke. Robert McCrum. W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.

November Days. Bonnie Ruth.Francis Scott Press, 1995.

One-Handed in a Two-Handed World. Tommye-K. Mayer. Prince Gallison Press, 2000.

Out of the Blue: One Woman’s Story of Stroke, Love, and Survival. Persimmon Blackbridge. Wildcat Canyon Press, 2000.

Return to Ithaca: A Woman’s Triumph over the Disabilities of a Severe Stroke. Barbara Newborn. Element Books Limited, 1997.

Stop Your Next Stroke: Stroke Prevention for Those Who have Had a Stroke or Stroke-Like Symptoms. David Always. Authorhouse, 2005.

Striking Back at Stroke: A Doctor-Patient Journal. Cleo Hutton. Dana Press, 2003.

Stroke: A Comprehensive Guide to Brain Attacks. Everything You Need to Know. Vladimir Hachinski. Firefly Books, Ltd., 2003.

Stroke: A Memoir. Arthur Niehoff. The Hominid Press, 2001.

Stroke: Questions You Have – Answers You Need. Jennifer Hay. People’s Medical Society, 1995.

Stroke: Your Complete Exercise Guide. Neil F. Gordon. Human Kinetics, 1993.

Stroke and the Family. Joel Stein. Harvard University Press, 2004.

Stroke at Time of Diagnosis [Video]. Time Life Medical. Patient Education Media, 1996.

The Stroke Book. June Biermann. Tarcher, 2005.

Stroke for Dummies. John R. Marler. Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2005.

A Stroke of Luck: Life, Crisis, and Rebirth of a Stroke Survivor. Howard Rocket. Rehabilitation Institute of Toronto, 1998.

The Stroke Recovery Book: A Guide for Patients and Families. Kip Burkman. Addicus Books, 1998.

Teaching Me to Run. Tommye-K. Mayer. Prince Gallison Press, 2000.

When Someone You Love Has a Stroke: A National Stroke Association Book. Marilyn Larkin. Dell Publishing, 1995.

When I Learn … Surviving Stroke with Pride. Donna Brady. Authorhouse, 2002.

Whose Hand is This? Our Story of Stroke, Recovery and Love. Rosalie Leaney. Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1999.

Your Mother Has Suffered a Slight Stroke. Kathleen Bosworth. Publish America, 2001.

Magazines

Stroke Connection. Published 6 times a year by the American Stroke Association. 1-888-4-STROKE. Free.

StrokeSmart. Published 6 times a year by the National Stroke Association. 1-800-STROKES. Free.

Support at Gaylord Hospital

Gaylord Stroke Support Group

Who: The group is designed to target all ages with specialization in the young adult population.
Where: Main Entrance of Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford Jackson Ground Floor (across from the library)
When: First Thursday of every month from 3:30-4:30 PM
Contact: 1 866 GAYLORD or (203) 284-2800


Gaylord Peer Mentor Program

Stroke survivors who are members of our Stroke Support Group have volunteered to be peer mentors to our current stroke inpatients. They are available to meet with patients privately to provide encouragement or answer questions regarding stroke recovery. Please contact the support group leader if you are interested in meeting with a peer mentor.

Locations

Gaylord Hospital Gaylord Wellness Center Gaylord Sleep Medicine / Glastonbury Gaylord Sleep Medicine / Guilford Gaylord Sleep Medicine / North Haven
Gaylord Hospital

Gaylord Farm Road

Wallingford, CT 06492

(203) 284-2800

Gaylord Physical Therapy, Orthopedics
and Sports Medicine

8 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

203-230-9226 / 203-284-2818 Sleep Medicine

Gaylord Sleep Medicine/Glastonbury

676 Hebron Avenue

Glastonbury, CT 06033

(203) 284-2818

Gaylord Sleep Medicine/Guilford

37 Soundview Road

Soundview Professional Center

Guilford, CT 06437

(203) 284-2818

Gaylord Sleep Medicine/North Haven

8 Devine Street

North Haven, CT 06473

(203) 284-2818


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