This presentation for the Stroke Education Series was presented by Lindsey Jenkins, PhD of the University of Kansas Health System on Post-Stroke Depression. Thank you to The University of Kansas Health System for partnering with the American Stroke Foundation for the Stroke Education Series.
In occupational therapy, sexuality is included as an activity of daily living. Returning to sexuality and one’s sexual expression can be just as important a goal as taking a shower or taking care of one’s personal hygiene independently after a stroke.
Caregivers and survivors of stroke alike experience an overwhelming number of changes in their lives. Learning how to adapt to these changes can come with many frustrations, stress, and anxiety. This recorded webinar will provide practical and evidence-based tips for practicing patience and continued growth on this journey.
Post-stroke depression is a common condition that often goes untreated. In this video we discuss common symptoms and common treatments for post-stroke depression. And we explore how we can use coping strategies in our daily lives to manage symptoms of depression.
This video is a great way to practice mindfulness through progressive muscle relaxation. Throughout your stroke recovery, it’s okay to feel stressed or anxious. This exercise helps you take a moment to recognize those emotions, as well as tightness in your muscles caused by substitution patterns or holding stress in different areas of your body. Take a moment to be present and release those mental and physical sensations.