Ep 095 — 19 Holiday Tips for Stroke Survivors

The Holidays are a wonderful time, and it can be a stressful time. Here are 19 Holiday Tips for Stroke Survivors. I explore them in greater detail in the episode.

  1. Use Spoon Theory to explain disabilities
  2. Nap when you can
  3. Warn a host you may need a break
  4. Keep blankets in your car
  5. Dry your cane tip
  6. Update note cards and laminate them
  7. Cold drives tone. Ask your doctor about adjusting meds
  8. Stretch
  9. Be careful with alcohol. It can affect you differently now
  10. Talk about Pba and emotional lability. It’s not shameful.
  11. Get extra traction for your shoes
  12. Use an ally at parties
  13. Decorate a cane for the holidays
  14. Send Thank you notes to your team
  15. Make a list and check it twice
  16. Use project planning tools like Planner and Trello to organize your endeavors
  17. Help others
  18. Create an Amazon wish list
  19. Adjust your expectations

Where do we go from here?

Strokecast is the stroke podcast where a Gen X stroke survivor explores rehab, recovery, the frontiers of neuroscience and one-handed banana peeling by helping stroke survivors, caregivers, medical providers and stroke industry affiliates connect and share their stories.

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