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The primary NIH organization for research on Stroke is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
 

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Family Resources

Stroke Help Line 1-800-787-6537
National Stroke Association Stroke Help Line is a volunteer-staffed call center for survivors, caregivers, family members and those who have experienced stroke in their lives. The phones are staffed Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mountain Time. Please allow 24 hours for your call to be returned.

Disability Resources from NARIC
National Rehabilitation Information Center
Find agencies, organizations, and online resources for treatment, benefits, and services. These pages are organized by subject.

Events Calendar
National Stroke Association
Attend or host a community event to raise funds and awareness for stroke.


Support Groups

Finding Stroke Support–You Are Not Alone
American Heart/Stroke Association
Here is information on locating a support group in your area, as well as telephone and online support and video tips for daily living.

Stroke Groups and Communities
Stroke Awareness for Everyone (SAFE)
Here are links to stroke-related support groups and forums.

Stroke Support Groups
National Stroke Association
Gives a list of stroke support groups in your state. The information includes location, contact name and/or phone#, meeting times, general information, and link to the Web site if applicable.

Stroke Support Groups
Internet Stroke Center
In addition to general stroke information, this site includes support groups for childhood strokes, Internet discussion groups, survivor stories, stroke organizations, caregiver resources, and more.

Support Groups [IL]
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)
This general list of support groups in the Chicago area includes several stroke groups.


Caregivers

Caregivers and Families
National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association is dedicated to providing educational programs and resources to help caregiverscope with emotional, mental and physical stress and navigate the challenging post-stroke recovery journey.

Caregiving Guide for African-Americans
Internet Stroke Center
The African-American community receives less medical care and suffers more deaths from stroke and severe disability. This site was created to act as a bridge between hospital, doctor, therapist, and family with emphasis on the specific issues of African-Americans.

Resources and Education for Stroke Caregivers' Understanding and Empowerment (RESCUE)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Stroke Family Warmline
American Heart/Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)
The Warmline connects stroke survivors and their families with a trained ASA team member who can provide support, helpful information or just a listening ear.


Life after Stroke

Hope: The Stroke Recovery Guide
National Stroke Association
The publication includes a collection of important post-stroke issues and suggestions for how to address these concerns.

Life after Stroke
American Heart/Stroke Association
Here are articles discussing regaining independence, caregivers; healthy living, and inspirational stories from stroke survivors. Also include are current and past issues of the magazine Stroke Connection.

Recovering After Stroke
MedlinePlus
This article discusses where to live during recovery; speaking and communicating; thinking and memory; muscle, joint, and nerve problems; bladder and bowel care; assistive devices; and more.

Recovering After a Stroke: A Patient and Family Guide
US Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality
This booklet discusses all facets of stroke; types, treatment and rehabilitation, acute care, preventing another stroke, physical and mental effects, depression, choosing a rehabilitation service, the therapy team, assistive equipment, and much more.

Tips for Daily Living
American Stroke Association
A stroke can make every day activities challenging.This volunteer-powered library gathers tips and ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals all over the country who’ve created or discovered adaptive and often innovative ways to get things done!

Home Modification 
Internet Stroke Center
This site provides basic information to stroke survivors and their families about potential problems with the physical aspects of the home.


Advocacy & Legislation

Advocate
American Heart/ Stroke Association
Promotes sound public policy aimed at reducing heart disease and stroke.

Stroke Advocacy Network
National Stroke Association
Advocacy Tool Kit is a comprehensive resource to help you become an informed and effective advocate for policies that can improve the lives of stroke survivors, caregivers and their families.


Databases & Product Information
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  • REHABDATA
    Articles, Books, & Reports - Exploring the NARIC Collection. Many available full-text.