A stroke can happen at any age. Even in young children and teenagers.At Life After Stroke, we have built a community of young stroke survivors.
When LAS launched in 2020, our goal was to fill a void in support and advocacy for young brain injury survivors (YBIS) as a means to bridge a gap in available supports by age and stage in life. This was referenced specifically in our initial documentation. As we have grown and evolved as an organization, we have learned and flexibly adapted to the needs of our members. This means pivoting as needed to accommodate our participant demographic. Hence, going forward we are open to membership by any stroke survivors between 18 to 40 years of age or 41 to 65 years of age. Internally, the age ranges will be used for tailoring of resources and services. We will make the necessary changes in documentation to reflect this growth.
World Stroke Day falls on October 29th every year. World Stroke Day is a reminder that when someone is having a stroke: time = brain. A matter of minutes can shorten one’s recovery time following a stroke and save one’s independence.
Stroke has been typically seen as a disease that affects older adults. Unfortunately, this means that young stroke survivors are not adequately represented in rehabilitation
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