A 12-episode video series exploring issues faced by people recovering from stroke and aims to provide tools and resources to help is available on the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery website (www.canadianstroke.ca). Each video has an accompanying resource sheet of links for additional information. The original resource sheets have been revised, with additional links and Ontario specific resources. The revised resource sheets can be accessed: https://www.canadianstroke.ca/en/tools-resources/patients-families
Topics addressed include:
· memory, anxiety, fatigue, attention, stress, unilateral spatial neglect, upper extremity movement, organization and planning, resilience, leisure, and functional communication.
The stroke recovery video series was created by clinicians with the Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Team, Calgary Stroke Program/Alberta Health Services, in partnership with Heart & Stroke and the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR) at the beginning of the pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic heightened awareness about the need to provide people living with stroke, their families and caregivers with strategies to manage their recoveries when access to rehabilitation therapy was not always available,” says Katie Lafferty, CEO of the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. “The goal of these videos – and the accompanying resource sheets – is to empower and educate people about some of the common side effects of stroke and help them take charge of their recovery.”