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Visit our Stroke Education website.  Know your facts about stroke. 

The Stroke Network
PO Box 492
Abingdon, MD  21009

 

 


The Stroke Network Cycle The Stroke Network
, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are an on-line stroke support organization and are available to everybody, worldwide. Since 1996 we have provided on-line stroke support and information to well over 250,000 visitors to the site.  The Stroke Network is the homepage for a  network of several other smaller web sites owned by The Stroke Network Inc.

The Stroke Network provides on-line support to stroke survivors and stroke caregivers of adult stroke. We have found that a stroke caregiver or another member of the stroke family will seek out a web site looking for information about stroke after their loved one has just had one. They will perform a search in one of the major Search Engines, ie Google, and then click on our homepage at http://www.strokenetwork.org/

Not only do we have dozens of resources for stroke survivors but we also have many resources for the stroke caregiver.

On one hand, the stroke survivor is usually looking for information about stroke or is trying to connect with other stroke survivors. Many stroke survivors are released from their rehabilitation hospital and then might not have a local stroke support group, transportation to the group, conflicts with the meeting schedule or might have emotional lability so bad that they cannot bare the thought of being around others.

On the other hand, the stroke caregiver needs information and lots of it.  Stroke caregivers are faced with a multitude of decisions.  Many stroke caregivers are totally stressed out between having to make immediate decisions,  searching for information and then needing a medium to vent, rant, rave and to ask practical questions. 

Our support services include daily chat sessions, instant messages, blogs and a message board with several forums relating to topics important to stroke survivors and stroke caregivers.  Full benefits are displayed in the Member Area.  Our information resources include a monthly newsletter, book shop, articles, links, webcasts and a Stroke Caregiver Handbook that our experienced stroke caregiver members have written for the new stroke caregiver.

There are many more features to our site. Our forums are available to anybody with a computer but may not be able to make it to a real life support group. We use the net to connect with others, however we can. 

So who are we? We are people from around the world who have survived a stroke that want to do something for our stroke brethrens. We know that they cannot obtain the stroke support locally so we are here for them on-line.  

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Original date 3/1/96 Revised 11/24/08

Stroke Warning Signs


Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding

Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

Sudden, severe headache with no known cause