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Resources for Stroke Patients and Families

American Heart/Stroke Association – www.Americanheart.org

National Stroke Association – www.Stroke.org

Brain Attack Coalition – www.stroke-site.org

National Aphasia Association – www.aphasia.org

National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke – www.stroke.nih.gov

Family Caregiver Alliance – www.caregiver.org

NUTRITION

American Heart/Stroke Association – www.Americanheart.org (search: Nutrition stroke)

USDA Food and Nutrition Center – http://fnic.nal.usda.gov

Government Nutrition: Choose My Plate – www.choosemyplate.gov

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – www.eatright.org

EXERCISE

American Heart Association – www.americanheart.org (search: exercise after stroke)

National Stroke Association

Government supported fitness guidelines – www.fitness.gov

TOBACCO

American Lung Association – www.lungusa.org

Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov/tobacco

Smokefree – www.smokefree.gov

Nicotine Anonymous – www.nicotine-anonymous.org

Become an Ex – www.becomeanex.org

WEIGHT LOSS

Center for Disease Control-Healthy Weight – www.cdc.gov/healthyweight

Food and Activity Tracker – www.mypyramidtracker.gov

SLEEP

National Sleep Foundation – www.sleepfoundation.org

Better Sleep Council – www.bettersleep.org

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association – www.diabetes.org

American Heart/Stroke Association – www.americanheart.org (search: diabetes)

BLOOD PRESSURE

American Heart/Stroke Association – www.americanheart.org (search: blood pressure)

National Stroke Association – www.stroke.org (search: blood pressure)

CHOLESTEROL

American Heart/Stroke Association – www.americanheart.org (search: cholesterol)

National Stroke Association – www.stroke.org (search: cholesterol)

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

American Heart/Stroke Association – www.americanheart.org (search: atrial fibrillation)

National Stroke Association – www.stroke.org (search: atrial fibrillation)

Heart and Stroke Foundation – www.heartandstroke.com (search: atrial fibrillation)

ALCOHOL

Alcoholics Anonymous – www.aa.org

STRESS MANAGEMENT & BEHAVIOR CHANGES

American Heart/Stroke Association – www.americanheart.org (search: depression or emotional changes after stroke)

National Stroke Association – www.stroke.org (search: depression)

Suicide Prevention – www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Institute of Mental Health – www.nimh.nih.gov

American Heart Association – Stroke Connection Magazine

“Life After Stroke: The Guide to Recovering Your Health and Preventing Another Stroke”