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Having a stroke is devastating. One minute you are a fully functioning person, the next, you can't think, speak or feel and can hardly move. There are 6,500 strokes in BC every year. Hospitals do a great job of saving people who survive a stroke but sooner or later those survivors go back home. What [...]

By | 2014-06-04T11:56:09+00:00 June 4th, 2014|News, Newsletter|0 Comments

2014 Canadian Stroke Congress Coming to Vancouver

This is another reminder that the 5th Canadian Stroke Congress in is coming to Vancouver, British Columbia from October 4 – 7, 2014. It will be a forum where we can exchange ideas, collaborate, and learn about innovation in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. SRABC is planning to be there and is providing input about [...]

By | 2014-06-04T11:57:05+00:00 June 4th, 2014|News, Newsletter|0 Comments

Ten Top Tips for Talking with People with Aphasia

Aphasia is a communication disability which occurs when the communication centres of the brain are damaged. It is usually caused by stroke, but can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumours. What does having aphasia mean? Each person with aphasia experiences it differently. Some people cannot speak at all; some people have [...]

By | 2014-06-04T11:59:10+00:00 June 4th, 2014|News, Newsletter|0 Comments

Stroke Survivor on Mount Everest!

Until 2008, Gary George led what he terms an “ordinary life”. He was an electrical engineer and a healthy, athletic man. On December 31st, 2008 during one of his many work-related trips abroad, he suffered a massive stroke. He was in a remote part of Ethiopia and it occurred during a management meeting. George was [...]

By | 2014-06-04T12:21:27+00:00 June 4th, 2014|News, Newsletter|0 Comments

Stroke Recovery Education Days

Stroke Recovery Association of BC will be launching its ‘Community Stroke Recovery Education Days’ in five B.C. communities in June, in Vancouver, White Rock, Nanaimo, Kelowna and throughout the Northern Region via teleconference/webinar. The sessions will include education in health promotion after a stroke, secondary stroke prevention and stroke recovery. The emphasis will be on [...]

By | 2013-09-04T16:17:49+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Newsletter|0 Comments

My Life After Stroke

Personal Stories of Stroke Recovery When Stroke Recovery Association of BC was founded in 1976, Phyllis Delaney was entrusted with organizing the provincial association. Every year at our Annual General Meeting we hold the Phyllis Delaney Life After Stroke Awards luncheon. The awards are given to people whose courage, determination and achievement deserves public recognition, [...]

By | 2013-09-04T16:16:33+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Newsletter|0 Comments

Are You A Caregiver?

“There are only four kinds of people in the world -those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” - Rosalyn Carter Are You A Caregiver For A Stroke Survivor? With an increasingly aging population in all developed societies, the role of family [...]

By | 2013-09-04T16:16:04+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Newsletter|0 Comments

Get Mobile!

Physical Exercise Promotes Health and Mobility Movement and Exercise Many stroke survivors have trouble moving around due to problems with balance and paralysis. The most common physical effect of stroke is muscle weakness and reduced control of the paralysed arm or leg. Rehabilitation and therapy can improve balance and movement. A physiotherapist can help to [...]

By | 2013-09-03T17:38:51+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Newsletter|0 Comments