Life After Stroke: Support is Essential

The path to recovery after stroke is not always straight-ahead. As patients and caregivers define a new normal, support from family and friends matters as much as it did in the time of a medical emergency.

Stroke survivor and CaringBridge author Christine Richards, of Wyoming, describes comments to her CaringBridge Journal posts as "hugs through the internet."

Appreciating the benefits of support on healing, CaringBridge is now partnering with the American Stroke Association, whose mission is to teach the globe that stroke is treatable, and that ongoing support from loved ones is vital to recovery.

Learn More About Stroke and Power of Support

American Stroke Month is observed nationwide during the month of May to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.

  • A growing number of people are recovering from stroke with little or no disability, especially when treatment begins without delay.
  • Know the symptoms of stroke and how to help, F.A.S.T Face drooping, Arm weakness, or Speech difficulty, it's Time to call 911
  • Research shows that staying connected and sharing messages of love, hope and compassion during the recovery phase of stroke, and other conditions, is enormously important in the healing process.

Learn more about American Stroke Month and create a CaringBridge website to activate your communities of support.