Support groups are filled with people who have unique experience with
stroke and/or brain injury. They are a great place to :
"Where do I find computer resources
for aphasia therapy?"
"How did you deal with tying your shoes with one
|Receive emotional support|
|Keep up with current events (eg, National Aphasia Week)|
Support groups come in two flavors: Regular
and Online (internet). Online support groups are
more accessible because there's no travel, and it's often easier for
survivors to communicate by email because it gives the
survivor plenty of time to compose the message in a stress-free environment.
Remember: you get as much out of a support group as you put into it.
Online Support Groups
|Stroke Support Mailing list:
The purpose of the STROKE-L is to share
information and opinions, ideas and inquiries that relate to the topic of stroke. The list
serves as a source of support for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Subscribe by sending an email to: LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU
Include in the Subject: SUBSCRIBE STROKE-L your name
You will be sent a confirmation notice and instructions.
|Stroke Support Mailing Lists and Web page
Here is what Steve Mallory, moderator of the group, and
stroke survivor, has to say about the organization: Our ages range from early 20s to people who
are much older and wiser. Our members also include rehabilitation professionals
online, and we are always sharing pertinent info from other list-servers to which we each
a Stroke Support mailing list or visit a discussion page
Tip: Tying your shoes with one hand
Use elastic shoe laces to avoid the
tying. Available at most department stores.
For more tips, see the resources page.