eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Stroke
A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function that occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is stopped by a blood clot (ischemic stroke) or the rupture of blood vessels in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). This interruption of blood flow damages brain cells. Depending on which area of the brain was damaged, as well as how much damage occurred, a stroke can impact a person’s ability to move, see, feel, speak, understand and remember.
Care Partner Support ( Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada ):
Caregiver Guide to Stroke ( American Stroke Association ):
Daily Renewal for Caregivers ( American Stroke Association ):
For families and health professionals who work in the field of stroke rehabilitation ( Stroke Engine ):
Life After Stroke: Our Path Forward ( American Stroke Association ):
Stroke in Canada ( Public Health Agency of Canada ):