Book Review: Out of Darkness by Allison O’Reilly

Out of Darkness is a personal look at the overwhelming challenges of a brain stem stroke, the painstaking process of relearning everything, the meaning of patience and the responsibilities that fall to a loving husband who wants the best possible treatment for his wife. In an inspirational memoir, Allison O’Reilly shares her encouraging story of [...]

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A Summer Camp for Adults with Aphasia

When Christy Campbell had a stroke in 2005, she lost her ability to speak and was left with one word: “yes.” Aged just 31, Campbell was diagnosed with aphasia – a neurological disorder that impairs a person’s ability to comprehend and express language. While Campbell could understand what her friends were saying, she could not [...]

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8 Ways to Get Your Memory Back After Stroke

Some degree of memory loss affects about a third of people who survive a stroke. But it's good to know there are things you can do to help get your memory back. “Memory deficits after a stroke can vary,” says Melissa (Muller) Meyers, OTD, an occupational therapist. The extent of your memory loss can depend [...]

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Film Review: My Beautiful Broken Brain – a moving study of life after stroke

My Beautiful Broken Brain is the story of stroke survivor Lotje Sodderland. She suffered a catastrophic brain haemorrhage in 2011 at the age of 34; eight days later she contacted filmmaker Sophie Robinson to ask her to help document the aftermath. The pair initially filmed 150 hours of footage, most of it self-shot by Sodderland on [...]

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