Sonnets and Stroke Recovery

Complex investigations were an everyday challenge for former private investigator Shelagh Brennand, but when she suffered from a stroke her brain was completely rewired. Focusing on minute details became next to impossible, while a sonnet would roll off her tongue with no effort at all. It was a change that perplexed Shelagh, who had a [...]

By | 2017-02-16T14:58:29+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

Home at Last

Written by Bonnie Irving This article first appeared here: http://news.fraserhealth.ca/News/April-2015/Home-at-last.aspx When Haresh Bhatt was dining out in Vancouver on May 6, 2014, he and his family would have had no idea that the sudden tingling on his left side would end up having such devastating consequences for all of them – or that it would [...]

By | 2017-02-16T14:59:48+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

My Love Affair With the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond

Enrichment, plasticity – capabilities of the brain we now take for granted – were the scientific battleground where Dr. Marian Diamond decisively challenged the old view and changed forever our paradigm for understanding the brain … and all our lives as well. What she revealed about the brain allows us to get the most out [...]

By | 2017-02-16T15:00:47+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

The Defiant Mind: Living Inside a Stroke

"What is a stroke?" This is the question that plagues Ron Smith. In his new book entitled The Defiant Mind: Living Inside a Stroke he explores that question in depth from his perspective as a stroke survivor. The Defiant Mind is a necessary book for stroke survivors still dealing with the effects of their trauma [...]

By | 2016-09-08T11:20:43+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

Connecting Online – A Look Inside a Modern Aphasia Group

http://tactustherapy.com/connecting-online-aphasia-group/ Tactus Therapy blogger Holly Fadie visits Emerson College to find out more about a life-participation model of aphasia group therapy that is connecting stroke survivors with family and friends through technology.  For adults with aphasia, the combination of communication challenges mixed with inexperience with technology may result in missed opportunities to connect with family and friends [...]

By | 2016-06-13T09:58:01+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

Poetry Writing – My Way to Recovery

Maple Ridge father of seven Barry Plamondon wrote a book of poems after he suffered his second major stroke in 2012. Barry Plamondon needed an outlet after suffering his second stroke in five years. The 57-year-old Maple Ridge resident found what he was searching for, through poetry. In 2012, the father of seven suffered the [...]

By | 2016-06-13T09:58:03+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

My Battle Against My Stroke – Krishna Pindolia’s Blog

UK resident Krishna Pindolia writes an insightful and interesting blog which the folks at SRABC like to follow. My Stroke-athon Journey: 10 YEARS ON – a blog by Krishna Pindolia can be found here:  https://strokeathon10yearson.wordpress.com/ Here’s a sample of her writing: Ten years ago, at the age of 18, on 2nd June 2005 I was diagnosed [...]

By | 2016-03-09T12:21:46+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments