Loneliness after a Stroke

 Loneliness is sadness because one has no friends or company or the quality of being unfrequented and remote; isolation. After a stroke, it is normal to feel lonely after all in most cases it’s like you have lost your best friend (you). Loneliness can usually occur when: We feel as though we don’t fit in. […]

Emotional changes after Stroke

Because a stroke can come on so suddenly, you may miss the classic tell-tale signs until it’s too late. Even though many strokes occur in younger people, older people are more prone to strokes and should be more observant of “FAST” – FACIAL DROOP, ARM WEAKNESS, AND SPEECH PROBLEMS. I have also found cognitive problems […]

Live Well after stroke

  Living well after stroke is all about your personal goals and how willing you are to accept what has happened to you and how you respond to it. Accepting the stroke is a good start to living a good life after a stroke. Adaptation is extremely helpful in living well after stroke, too. Activities […]

Life after Stroke

  Life after a stroke can be different things for different stroke survivors. In my opinion there are three types of survivors. Survivors that are 1.) happy they’re alive and are ready for the challenge, 2.) those that don’t care one way or the other and may or may not be ready to try to […]

How to motivate a stroke survivor

How to Motivate a Stroke Survivor First, make sure the survivor is not depressed. Second, look the survivor in the eye and ask the question, “How much functionality do you want to recover?” Next try to set relevant, achievable goals. Try to calm down any emotional challenges. Set up a daily routine. Keep a journal […]

Depression Cure Naturally

Although depression responds well to medications, sometimes medications have nasty side effects. The first medication I took when going through my deep depression in 2010, Welbutrin, caused me to have a seizure. This caused me to slip deeper into the depression. So, I looked around for another psychiatrist, and after a few meetings we decided […]


Whenever anyone asks me about my post-stroke journey, I always start with post-stroke depression (PSD).  This, in my opinion, is the worst disability anyone can have after a debilitating event. And I feel sorry for all the people out there who are affected by this monster.  My battle with the monster started when I realized […]


Rehabilitation and Plateaus Rehabilitation: the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after, in our case, a stroke. After a stroke and the realization that you survived comes the recuperation phase in the hospital; the duration of this phase of the journey can differ from person to person but […]


A traumatic brain injury is defined by the Brain Injury Association of America as an alteration in brain function caused by an external force. A non-traumatic brain injury is caused by internal factors, such as stroke or lack of oxygen due to other internal factors such as a hemorrhage in the brain or a brain […]