At Stroke Support Group in October we were joined by the lovely Jo Kidd, an OT from the Village Work Centre in Claremont. This is a project of The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association. They do great work for adults with Cerebral Palsy. They provide a safe space with meaningful work. Jo shared with us … Continue reading Assistive Devices for Stroke (and other disabilities)
Jenny experienced a stroke in 2014. She and her husband Tom attended our stroke support group for a period following her stroke. Tom and Jenny have been through many ups and downs but have always had something positive to say after every trial. I asked Tom to share a bit about their story: “My wife … Continue reading Jenny’s Story
Many Stroke Survivors experience some kind of language impairment. As speech therapists this is one of the areas we address with our patients. Tamlyn Laubscher (Speech Therapist) and myself have put this together to help explain what this condition is: What is aphasia? Aphasia is a term used to describe a communication disorder that results from … Continue reading What is Aphasia
At our June Stroke Support Group we were joined by the lovely Michelle Jackson, a neuropsychologist. She led a discussion around her role in stroke rehabilitation. This is what she had to share: "Neuropsychological rehabilitation is the ongoing treatment of those who have suffered a stroke, or any kind of neurological injury to the brain. … Continue reading Neuropsychology Intervention Following a Stroke
Dysphagia is the term used when a patient is having difficulty eating and swallowing. The difficulty can arise during any phase of the eating process. It results from any number of neurological or physical conditions. Most commonly it results from a stroke or head injury but can also be due to throat/neck cancer, degenerative disease and some … Continue reading Hard to Swallow?
Do you know someone who’s had a stroke? Have you ever wondered how or perhaps why a stroke happens? Here are some basic facts to help shed light on this condition! What is a stroke? A stroke is when there’s an interruption of blood flow to the brain caused by a blocked or burst artery. … Continue reading About Strokes