There are a number of terrific resources for patients, families and caregivers living with stroke. 

HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery created a 60-page resource guide on Stroke in Young Adults, which can be downloaded HERE. It provides insight into the unique challenges faced by young adults, ages 18-45, who are living with stroke. The incidence of stroke is growing most rapidly among people ages 20 to 40 in Canada.

A focus of the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery is the role of exercise in improving physical and cognitive recovery after stroke. As such, we have developed two resource guides – one for PATIENTS and one for CLINICIANS. Both are based on best practice recommendations for Aerobic Exercise after Stroke.

Stroke Engine includes all the latest research evidence on therapies for stroke recovery. Stroke Engine is a leading international tool, used by patients, families and clinicians. This easy-to-navigate site bridges the gap between research findings and clinical practice. strokengine.ca.

The Evidence-based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation provides valuable research evidence into stroke recovery. The tool feeds academic research and informs best practices. www.ebrsr.com.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation has developed an excellent selection of resources, tools, workbooks, action plans and videos around stroke recovery and secondary stroke prevention.

This useful SupportGroupToolkit-EN1 provides tools and resources for individuals seeking to establish a community stroke recovery support group. It has sample news releases, checklists, and more!

A stroke recovery workbook, produced by the Canadian Stroke Network, includes tools and activities to guide stroke recovery. Getting On With the Rest of Your Life After Strokehttp://www.strokebestpractices.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/GettingOn2-EN1.pdf

This website, created by the Canadian Pediatric Stroke Support Association (CPSSA), is for families affected by pediatric stroke.

Check out our Stroke Recovery Hangout on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hyLgpUWP0s

7 Steps to Stroke Recovery is a great video produced by the Stroke Recovery Association of BC.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHJL42xFuz8

Listen to survivors’ stories about Life After Stroke and Hope, also produced by the Stroke Recovery Association of BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk4bfU11K64

Useful links:

Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia: A great website with videos, personal stories, tools and resources.

Stroke Recovery Association of Calgary: Includes useful links, reading lists, resources.

Stroke Recovery Association of Edmonton

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba: Resources, events, links and contacts.

Ontario March of Dimes/Stroke Recovery Canada: Education and support services for people recovering from stroke.

New Brunswick Home Support Association: includes links to local chapters.

American Stroke Association: includes a forum with tips for daily living created by people living with stroke.

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