Virtual Stroke Support Groups


With physical distancing measures still in place, many of the restaurants, hotels, and community centers that are commonly used for meet ups are closed, or limiting the number per group. That’s why we’ve started our new free service Virtual Stroke Support Groups!

EnableUs-Next Step Forward Program


Tomorrow is the Day- We are Excited! May 1st marks the launch of the EnableUs Next Step Forward Program. Whether you’re a stroke survivor, caregiver, or care provider this is a special day. May 1st also kicks off Stroke Awareness Month!  Thank you all for choosing to invest your time with us and hopefully we’ll […]

Don’t put off vital stroke and cardiovascular care!


Doctors Warn Not To Ignore Signs Of Heart Attack, Stroke Amid Coronavirus Pandemic WBZ Ch 4 Boston highlighted a disturbing trend earlier this week that area hospitals are reporting- “Doctors say they have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of stroke, heart attack, and other patients who would normally fill emergency departments.” Next Step […]

COVID-19 and the Brain


Reports are starting to circulate throughout the world about the potential damaging effects the coronavirus has on the brain and nervous system.  These possible links are preliminary and are just beginning to be tracked. As reported by Dr Robert Stevens, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore We know almost nothing about the potential interactions between […]

Takeaways from the American Stroke Association’s ISC 2020


Part 1: Networking for Stroke Survivors Now that the International Stroke Conference  (ISC20) has come and gone, I’m in major “catch up” mode back at home.  David Dansereau at ISC20 Los Angeles Convention Center Anyone who knows me and has been following my stroke blog knows that this was not my first trip to LA […]

Caroline Goggin’s Stroke Story


Please watch Thursday at 5pm- local Channel 12 Providence Caroline has a powerful story to tell about her recent stroke. Please watch Thursday Feb. 20th and share! If you missed it, the replay is now on WPRI12! https://twitter.com/CarolineGoggin/status/1229566928127250432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Thanks for telling your story @CarolineGoggin @wpri12 !

What Bothers You Most About Stroke?


WE WANT TO KNOW What caused your stroke? Do you know? Every year, about 200,000 stroke survivors leave the hospital without an answer to this question.  They are told their stroke was cryptogenic, or without a known cause. Strokes of unknown cause, or cryptogenic strokes, account for about 1/3 of all strokes. Not knowing what […]

What is Your Stroke Risk?


Know Your Numbers to Learn Which Values You Need to Monitor to Reduce Risks! Find out with a simple checklist quiz from the American Heart / Stroke Association to quickly scan your risk factors for stroke.* Download Full-Size PDF of this Quiz and Print For Display Directions: For each risk factor, select the box [higher […]

Please help us achieve 2020 focus on stroke


Take our survey today! We Are Ready to Listen! I know you’re busy, so I’ll be brief.  We are working on a new digital platform for stroke recovery and we want to hear from you!  We’ll use your answers for the planning and development of the most requested platform features.  Here’s a brief description of […]

Stroke and Arrhythmia Risks Increased with Cannabis Use in Young Adults


post by David Dansereau,MSPT For Heavy Cannabis Users Risk of Stroke Doubled In two separate studies, both of which will be presented at the annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions meeting November 16 -18 in Philadelphia, links were found between marijuana use and an increase in stroke as well as increased risk of heart […]