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Those who care for stroke victims at home can benefit from additional support, both from family and medical professionals,
"Caregiving is a major transition in people's lives, associated with lots of anxiety and stress, but making people confident about their own abilities really does help," Kalra said. "We need to change our focus in rehabilitation and start looking at patients and their caregivers as a unit."
Sources: American Heart Association, news release, Sept. 8, 2005, story from HealthDay, a service of ScoutNews, LLC.
For more on stroke, go to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Support & Information for caregivers
a great little handbook I found online.
Caregivers -- You are not alone. There are many people out there caring for a loved one right now, feeling some of the same things that you feel, and doing some of the same things that you do everyday.
It's not always easy to get out, but the good news is, you can make new friends and/or join a support group in the comfort of your own home. There are many online sources of support and friendship.
A good website to visit
Email discussion lists/chats etc
page full of discussion lists for stroke survivors-many include the caregivers
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