Indoor Leisure Activities for Stroke Survivors
Leisure and recreational activities are important for helping to relieve stress, develop and maintain skills, express thoughts and emotions, and provide balance in life. This video is about indoor hobbies and leisure activities, since we are all spending more time at home. Here is a brief look at the activities mentioned in the video. Reading and audiobooks are great recreational activities for increasing knowledge and relieving stress. Learn how to access audiobooks for free on your computer, phone, or tablet through the Kansas City Public Library.
How to Recognize and Manage Caregiver Burnout
What is caregiver burnout? It is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Caregiver burnout can occur when you have been caregiving for long periods of time. It’s important to remember that you are not alone and many caregivers experience this.
Healthy Eating for Stroke Survivors
Eating healthy food is an important step to preventing a second stroke. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, low fat protein, and whole grains provides our bodies with a variety of vitamins and nutrients that support our mind, body, and energy levels. This video includes information and benefits of the different food groups, hydration, tips for eating healthy on a budget, and tips for forming healthy habits. Here is a breakdown of the topics covered in the video.
Finger and Wrist Range of Motion (ROM) Video
After a stroke, it’s important to practice Range of Motion Exercises to strengthen the connection between your mind and body. Keep up daily physical fitness and wellness by exercising. This video will guide you through hand, wrist and finger range of motion exercises that are important to do following a stroke. Exercising daily will help make both your body and mind strong. Here are some simple exercises you can do to increase your range of motion of your wrists and fingers. You can do these exercises seated with your hands on your lap or on a table.