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Chinese culture supports family caregiving for stroke survivors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Chinese cultural values underlie the willingness of family members to care for stroke survivors at home, so interventions to support caregivers should consider incorporating these values, according to research presented at the Nursing Symposium of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Each year, […]

“Stroke camp” offers caregivers emotional support, physical relief and education

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stroke camp provides caregivers with much needed peer support, emotional relief and learning opportunities, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Depression, loneliness and social isolation are common among people who care for stroke survivors. The Retreat and Refresh […]

Stroke survivors’ caregiving costs more time and money than previously estimated

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The average annual estimated cost for caregiving for an elderly stroke survivor is about $11,300, which translates to about $40 billion annually among all Medicare beneficiaries, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2016.

Researchers analyzed a large national study […]

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue their own hobbies and interests

Stroke caregivers are happier when they continue to enjoy their own hobbies and interests, according to new research released on Thursday.

Researchers used several questionnaires to assess well-being after one year among 399 family members caring for a loved one who survived a stroke. The caregivers were mostly women (69 […]

Stroke Connection highlights progress in post-stroke treatments

 The fall edition of  Stroke Connection, a free, quarterly magazine published by the American Stroke Association, offers a look at treatment advances for post-stroke depression and a condition that causes involuntary and often inappropriate emotional responses.

“Then & Now: Getting Better & Feeling Better,” provides information for survivors who experience cognitive, physical, emotional or […]

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