Thursday, August 28, 2008

Support for the younger stroke group

An article printed the other day talked about a group I can relate to:

Prime-of-life stroke victims find group solace. The stereotype for stroke victims: elderly. But many stroke victims are hit in the 30s or younger. Mine hit at age 39. Some of the people in the article were even younger.

So groups like this can help. As quoted in the article:

"Although stroke is the third leading cause of death and the number one cause of adult disability, people tend to be uninformed about strokes and life after stroke," said David Palestrant, M.D., director of the Stroke Program and director of Neuro-critical Care at Cedars-Sinai. "The support groups offer an opportunity for people to share their experiences and learn from one another about coping with the changes taking place in their lives," he said.

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