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Group Offers Support
for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

By Amanda White

 

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"These groups are an opportunity for stroke survivors and their family members to meet other stroke survivors," said . "It lets them know they're not the only ones experiencing communication breakdowns and provides them with an opportunity to connect with other stroke survivors and families for support and strategies for surviving day to day."

-- Heather Harris Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor,
Division of Communication Disorders

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July 12, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Family caregivers of individuals who have experienced a stroke can find support from people in similar situations. The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Division of Communication Disorders, in coordination with Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center, will hold a support group for stroke survivors, their families and caregivers at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center in Richmond at 5 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning July 25.

Participants will have the opportunity to socialize with other survivors of stroke by sharing experiences and information.

The group will allow individuals who have had a stroke to better communicate their feelings and thoughts, and to receive emotional support.

"These groups are an opportunity for stroke survivors and their family members to meet other stroke survivors," said Heather Harris Wright, Ph.D., assistant professor, Division of Communication Disorders. "It lets them know they're not the only ones experiencing communication breakdowns and provides them with an opportunity to connect with other stroke survivors and families for support and strategies for surviving day to day."

For more information, call Heather Harris Wright at (859) 257-1332 or Amy Arnold at (859) 623-4567.


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