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Caregivers of black stroke survivors spend more time helping, report positive outlook

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Caregivers of black stroke survivors spend more time helping and have a more positive perception of caregiving than those who care for whites, according to new research.

“Our findings surprised me,” said Lesli Skolarus, M.D., associate professor of neurology at the University of Michigan in Ann […]

Men report positives in caring for stroke survivor partners

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

HOUSTON — Men said they overcame problems during the first year of caring for stroke survivor wives or partners, according to a small study released Tuesday in a nursing symposium at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017.

Experts say that transitioning from a non-caregiver […]

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, caregiver, International Stroke Conference 2017, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Men report positives in caring for stroke survivor partners

Strained spouse caregivers at higher stroke risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Caregivers who feel they are straining under the burden of caring for a spouse with a chronic illness or disability are, themselves, at higher risk of stroke, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Researchers analyzed a study of […]

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, […]

Technology advances may transform caregiving

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

LAS VEGAS – Caregiving is expected to be a $72.2 billion industry by 2020, according to a new Caregiving Innovation Frontiers study presented Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show, a global consumer electronics and technology tradeshow.

The study, done by the American Association of Retired Persons, […]

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Patients|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Technology advances may transform caregiving

AHA/ASA World Stroke Day campaign to receive international award

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association will receive second place from the World Stroke Organization for its campaign promoting World Stroke Day, Oct. 29, 2013.

The award-winning campaign used media and consumer outreach to educate Americans on the importance of stroke  prevention, warning sign recognition, and post-stroke recovery support – with a special […]

January 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on AHA/ASA World Stroke Day campaign to receive international award

Honoring the caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving can be a 24-7 commitment — and it’s one of the toughest jobs around. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes that caregivers have to take care of themselves to take care of their loved ones, despite the many roles they play.

“Caregivers have to play cheerleader; they have to play rehab assistant; they have to […]

November 5th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Honoring the caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month