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Issues related to patient and family/caregiver education can be explored using links to information on the Internet.

 
What is a stroke?
What is a Stroke/Brain Attack?
Types of Stroke
Effects of Stroke
Information from the American Heart Association (AHA)
Stroke
Understanding Stroke
Diagnosis Options
Treatment Options
Stroke Statistics from the AHA
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What are the risk factors for stroke and how can they be reduced?
Stroke risk Factors and their Impact
Am I at Risk for a Stroke?
Controllable Rick Factors
Risk Factors - Center for Disease Control and Prevention
 
What are symptoms and warning signs of stroke? 
Warning signs from the American Heart Association
Warning signs of a Stroke
Stroke Diagnostic Tests 
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What medical treatments are available for stroke? 
Stroke Treatment 
Stroke Guide: Treatment Overview 
Clinical Research Studies (not specific to stroke)
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What is stroke rehabilitation care?
Stroke Rehabilitation and Types of Rehabilitation
Post Stroke Rehabilitation - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Stroke Rehabilitation
What to expect as you recover
What is Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Improves Independence In Stroke Survivors 
What is Physical Therapy?
The Role of Physical Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation
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What are some issues that need to be dealt with in providing care?
Blood Clot Prevention 
Bowel
Constipation
Diarrhea
Bowel Incontinence
Flatulence 
Emotional
Emotional and Behavioral Changes After Stroke
Emotional Changes Following a Stroke
Caring for a Stroke Patient - Emotional Support
Exercise
Information from the AHA
AHA's Fitness Center
Exercise Tips for Seniors
Fall Prevention
Medications After Stroke
Information About Specific Medications
What Medications are Needed After a Stroke?
Nutrition and Hydration
Recovery After Stroke: Healthy Eating
Eating Well After a Stroke
Pain
Connecting People to Resources
The American Pain Foundation Information
Seizure
Seizures
Seizure Disorders
Skin
Dry
Skin Disorders: Pressure Sores
Bedsores
Sleep and Rest
Urinary
Urinary Incontinence
Incontinence Education Center
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What are complications of stroke?
Aspiration Pneumonia 
Depression
Coping with Emotions
What to do When Someone Experiences Depression
Depression After a Stroke
Muscle
NINDS Spasticity Information Page
Spasticity After a Stroke
Speech or Language Deficits
Swallowing Problems
Stroke and Swallowing
Swallowing Problems After Stroke
Thinking
Cognitive and Memory Problems Following a Stroke
Memory Techniques
How to Improve Your Memory
Lapses in Memory
High Blood Pressure Causes Memory Lapse?
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What are survivor and family issues that might occur at home?
Caregiver
Resource Guide
Information for Caregivers
Caregivers Handbook
Caregiving Statistics - NFCA
Women and Caregiving
Women and Caregiving for Elderly Parents
National Family Caregiver Association
Family Caregiver Alliance
Care Guide 
Driving
Driving with a Disability
Can I Drive After a Stroke?
Driving After a Stroke
Stroke Rehabilitation
Driving When You Have Had a Stroke.
Fun
The following sites contain music, classic TV, games, and stories that can be used to help with memory, word recall, reading, spelling, and speech problems.

Folk Music
The Fifties Web (Includes Oldies music, Classic TV, Pop History)
Easy Crossword Puzzles
Life at Home
Life After Stroke
Life After Stroke: Survivor and Caregiver
Recovery After a Stroke
Managing Stress/Relaxing
Reducing Stress
Stress Management
Meditation Center
Meal Preparation
Monitoring Blood Pressure and Pulse
Check Your Blood Pressure
Check Your Pulse
Heart Rate: How to Count
Respite Care 
Sexual Functioning
Redefining Sexuality
Women, Sexuality, and Disability
Intimacy and Sex After Stroke
Smoking
Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
You Can Quit Smoking
Spirituality
Catholic Charities
Lutheran Social Services
Jewish Family and Community Services
Spiritual Story
Using Adaptive Devices or Durable Medical Equipment
Information on Assistive Technology/Rehabilitation Equipment
Directory of Products and Services
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Where can I find general health information?
Drug Information
Internet Drug
Healthtouch Medication Guide
Clinical Research Studies (clinical trials) 
End of Life Resources
Hospice Foundation of America
Improving Care for the Dying
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 
MEDLINEplus Health Information
Merck Manual - Home Edition

Talking with Your Doctor
Consumer Reports:  How to Talk with Your Doctor
Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People
NIH - Talking with your Doctor: A Guide for Older People

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What resources are available for people with disabilities?
Access  
American Association of People with Disabilities 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Association for Retarded Citizens
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Disabled Sports
Women with Disabilities
National Council on Disability
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Online Mainstream - Magazine for People With Disabilities
Therapeutic Recreation Database, State by State
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What resources are available for seniors?
Administration on Aging 
American Association of Retired Persons
Area Agency on Aging
Elder Abuse Hotline
ElderWeb: Online Eldercare Sourcebook
Medicaid Consumer Information
Medicare Consumer Information
Social Security Administration
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What resources are available for legal issues?
Family and Medical Leave Act 
Office of the United States Attorney
Office of the Attorney General
United States Attorney General Office - US District Attorney Office 
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Some Internet information resources listed above may have disappeared or moved to other World Wide Web (WWW) sites and other excellent resources may not be listed at all. These educational links are monitored on a monthly basis for accuracy.

Last Updated: 12/16/13