As with any health condition, it is important to keep yourself informed about TIA/stroke. That way, you have the information and motivation you need to partner with your doctor and do your part to help manage your risk of a subsequent stroke.
The links below are provided to help you learn more about stroke, keep you up-to-date on new developments, and give you helpful information and tips.
Resources for learning and support
American Heart Association The AHA is a national voluntary health agency. This site includes stories of hope, current news, brochures about heart and stroke issues, as well as consumer and patient education materials. Its main mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Stroke Association A division of the American Heart Association, the ASA offers in-depth information on stroke, current news, stroke care programs, and educational materials, and provides access to other publications and resources.
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. This site includes information about TIA/stroke and helpful articles such as How to recognize and get first-aid help for a stroke.
National Center for Health Statistics A part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site has the most current statistics for stroke in the United States.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NINDS, a division of the National Institutes of Health, provides a Stroke Information Guide for patients, as well as links to other health organizations and government agencies.
National Stroke Association As a leading resource for stroke patients, the NSA provides resources for stroke through education, services, and community-based activities in prevention, with information on treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery. The NSA also offers a helpful booklet filled with practical information and advice on how to take charge of your stroke recovery or support someone else through recovery. Download HOPE: A Stroke Recovery Guide now
In addition to these organizations, there are many well-written, informative books on stroke and TIA that may be helpful. Check your local library or bookstore—or favorite online bookseller—to see what's out there.
Resources for caregivers
Caregiver Action Network Founded by 2 caregivers in 1993, this website offers resources for caregivers as well as resources that can help you connect with other caregivers and get involved in volunteer and advocacy efforts.
National Alliance for Caregiving As a national, nonprofit coalition of organizations, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) brings together a range of caregiver organizations from professional and service organizations to a government agency and corporations. The website offers information about research, legislation, and how to get involved.
Family Caregiver Alliance The first community-based nonprofit organization for caregiver needs, the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) offers in-depth information on public policy, research, and caregiving as well as links to publications and support groups.
Today's Caregiver Magazine Today's Caregiver was the first national magazine dedicated to caregivers and its content is created by caregivers themselves. The website offers newsletters, online discussion lists, chat rooms, and more.
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