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We're glad you're here!
Generation S is an informal, interactive, information zone where we invite you to look around, drop us a line and share your stories. Stop back often ... because we're a work in progress. Young stroke survivors, caregivers, medical personnel ... you're all welcome here!
Q: Want heart-friendly recipes?
A: Check out our CAREGIVER'S CORNER.
Q:Want to see which hopitals were ranked in the top 25 when it comes to stroke care?
A:See our HOT TOPICS!
Q:Wondering where to meet other young stroke survivors?
A:Introduce yourself on our MESSAGE BOARD or sign up for an E-buddy!
We know that websites like this are always filled with DO lists.
So, we're going to change things up a bit with a DON'T list!
- Don't expect too much of yourself. You're only human and only one person. You will get exhausted, frustrated and yes, even angry. It's ok and to be expected.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help. Whether it's from friends, family or an organization - help is out there and free for the asking.
- Don't take it personally. There will come a time when the well-wishers, phone calls and offers to help cease. You may even find friends who were always game for a good time, never call or invite you to do things. They believe that you are busy with your own issues and don't want to intrude... and you believe that they've written you off. Now is the perfect time to reach out and reestablish those valuable friendships.
- Don't neglect yourself. It's easy to put off appointments, your own friends and activities that you enjoy. Set time aside (even if it's only a half an hour a day) and you'll be a better caregiver for it.
- Don't forget that you are a vital part of the survivor's recovery. Studies have shown that survivors of stroke who have a strong and positive network of support make greater gains in rehabilitation and are less likely to suffer from depression.
If you're like me, you like to keep educated on the
latest news on stroke and stroke research.
Click here for the latest news on stroke!
Be sure to check out these articles:
When You Need A Break
Who Is A Caregiver?
Taking Care of Yourself
You, Your Family and Disability
Stop by this message board: BRAINTALK COMMUNITY: CAREGIVER SUPPORT
And this online community: Well Spouse Foundation
Wanting more advice? Check out this guide for caregivers by caregivers:
Stroke Caregiving Guidebook
And this book on the subject:
By His Side: Life and Love After Stroke by Eileen Steets Quann
Wondering what to cook up for dinner?
Check out the
American Heart Association's Online Cookbook
DO a quick recipe look-up ...
and then cook-up a healthy alternative!
See What's Cooking!
Caregivers need time to nurture their interests too!
See what this caregiver has been up to...
Hosting a channel on a women's web site!