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Stroke

Strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, as in a mini-stroke, or is stopped by a blood clot or broken blood vessel as in an ischemic stroke. Symptoms can include weakness on one side of the body, trouble seeing, loss of coordination, and sudden headaches. Immediate treatment is critical and should begin as soon as possible. Recovery involves extensive rehabilitation therapy. 

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.

Spot A Stroke provides information about stroke symptoms so that users can determine whether to call 911. Free. iOS, Android.

Stroke Riskometer™ is a unique and easy to use tool for assessing your individual risk of a stroke in the next five or ten years and what you can do to reduce the risk.  Free IOS and Android.

Stroke Patient is designed specifically for patients recovering from a stroke, their families and their friends. It helps to explain strokes, available treatments and the hospital care process. Free IOS and Android.

Constant Therapy is a solution for personalized therapy to help with speech, language, cognition, attention, memory & learning disorders. People who have had a stroke can benefit from this program with access to 15,000+ items across 60 task categories & 10 difficulty levels.  Free IOS and Android for first month subscription.

<30 Days assists with developing a healthy lifestyle by suggesting daily challenges, giving reminders, encouragement, and social support. FreeOS.

These apps by Lingraphica provide communication and practice exercises for adults with aphasia. All the apps are free for iOS.

Resources selected by Sarah Towner Wright, Health Sciences Library, UNC Chapel Hill.

Last reviewed: December 6, 2016

January 18, 2017 - 12:58pm