Patient Resources

General Stroke Resources

The American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The NIH StrokeNet Patient Page offers general information regarding stroke as well as links to resources and more information.

Stroke Support Groups

The American Stroke Association has a Stroke Support Group Finder that will let you search for stroke support groups near you.
Browse the list of open support groups hosted at TIRR Memorial Hermann facilities.

General Information About Clinical Trials

Here is a video on understanding clinical trials.
A good source for finding clinical trials is has instructions on searching for clinical trials.

Recent Stroke-related News

  • "Stroke Belt" Hometowns Affect Brain Health for Life — Study — Your hometown does more than shape the way you speak or your access to opportunities — it influences your brain health, even if you move away. According to a new nine-year analysis of over 20,000 Americans, growing up in a specific region of the United States increases people’s risk of experiencing health conditions linked to cognitive impairment when they are older.

  • To Protect Your Brain, Take Care of Your Heart

    AARP — A new report from the AARP-founded Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) — a working group of scientists, health care professionals and policy experts — confirms that heart health and brain health share a direct link. And taking steps to manage cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, no matter how late in life, improves your chances of staying sharp as you age.

  • Keep exercising: New study finds it's good for your brain's gray matter

    Science Magazine — A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume — regions of the brain involved with cognitive decline and aging.

  • High-intensity exercise improves memory and wards off dementia

    The Conversation — Dementia may be one of the scariest — a debilitating condition that erases memories; a condition without a cure. But dementia does not have to be your fate. Exercise protects our memories from being erased and our latest research shows that it is never too late to start.

  • One-Off Genetic Score Can Detect Stroke Risk From Birth

    Science Magazine — A group of investigators from Australia, Germany, and the UK have shown that genetic data obtained from a single blood draw or saliva sample can be used to identify individuals at a 3-fold increased risk of developing ischaemic stroke, a devastating condition and one of the leading causes of disability and death world-wide.