Stroke Connection Winter 2018 Issue

 

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As with so many things involving the human brain, memory is complicated. There’s long-term memory and short-term; there’s skill memory, language-based memory and visuospatial memory. But the overarching issues of memory are storage and retrieval, and each can be affected by stroke. 

After an elective surgery, Sharon Wilson had some worrisome symptoms. Problems with her vision, dizziness and eventually, leg pains. Despite the problems, she went to work, where coworkers encouraged her to get to the hospital. Thank goodness, she did. 

Many survivors have special dietary needs, making meal planning essential. And survivors often deal with fatigue, so preparing and freezing meals in advance is a great option. Here are some important “tips of the trade.” 

Stroke Connection is the American Heart Association’s award-winning voice of support, information and inspiration for a vast community of heart patients and their families. This digital-only magazine is free and published four times per year. Connect and share our stories of survival and tips for living a healthier, longer life.

Check out the 2018 issue here! 

 

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