Stroke awareness infographic signStrokes 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. For financial assistance with managing your condition, see our page on Free & Discounted Services.

Managing Stroke

Managing Stroke can be a confusing experience for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers. To learn about the specific kinds of providers that might make up your health care team, as well as the services, programs, support groups, and organizations that can help you manage, visit the Managing Stroke page.

North Carolina Resources
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. IOS, fee-based.

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 (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada)

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

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

Provides a variety of speech therapy apps to cover many post-stroke goals and abilities.     To find the speech therapy apps that are right for you, click through the prompts for a variety of skills to improve.    Free iOS and Android.


Resources selected by Sarah Towner Wright, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed January 30, 2019

Last updated August 13, 2019 at 5:18 pm