This podcast produced by members of the Stroke Comeback Center in Vienna, Virginia. In each episode our members share honest and uplifting stories of how they adapt to life after stroke and brain trauma, and what keeps them going on The Slow Road to Better.
Episode 100 - The Slow Road to Better Crew Reunion
In this episode almost ALL the former members of the Slow Road to Better crew come back to catch up, talk motivation, frustration and fun!
Episode 99 - Aphasia: Identity, Purpose and Meaning
In this episode, the Slow Road to Better Crew talks to Debra Meyerson and her husband Steve Zuckerman about her book Identity Theft. As June is aphasia awareness month, it made sense to talk about the impact of aphasia on personal identity, strength, and life's purpose and meaning. This is an awesome podcast!
Episode 98 - Dr. Robert Jackson talks all things stroke
To kick off Aphasia Awareness month, the Slow Road to Better crew talks to Dr. Robert Jackson about all things stroke related and get their questions answered on treatment, COVID and stroke, memory and much more!
Episode 97 - Service dogs and what they can do for you!
In this episode of the Slow Road to Better, the crew talks to Valerie Cramer of America's VetDogs. We find out the process, the requirements and what a working dog can do for you. We also hear about Sully who was trained by Valerie for President George H. W. Bush!
Episode 96 - Nine years on the slow road to better
Happy Anniversary Chris! In this episode, we celebrate Chris' 9 year anniversary and reflect on the inner strength each survivor didn't even realize they had; their losses; their gains and the progress they continue to see.
Episode 95 - Stronger After Stroke with Peter Levine
In this episode we talk to Peter Levine about his book "Stronger After Stroke" . We discuss neuroplasticity, tone and specific tasks for survivors to practice and the science behind it. His book provides a roadmap for survivors for their own slow road to better. As always, this interview has lots of laughter to go with the good information!
YOU WILL find your “FRIENDS” on this valuable podcast
This is a fantastic podcast that will have you laugh and occasionally cry with real survivors who are transparent about the challenges and triumphs of their changed lives. It’s especially helpful for those newcomers who are feeling as if they are the only ones isolated and impacted by the challenges of Aphasia and stroke recovery in general. You will grow to feel like they are “FRIENDS.” As a speech-language pathologist working with stroke survivors I recommend this to all my patients and clients. Especially in this time of COVID — connection means everything! Tsgoyna Tanzman MA/CCC SLP
Slow road review
It is excellent! I am a five year stroke survivor with back problems. I enjoy the podcast because I like to listen to other survivors, sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes it's serious.
Your Podcast gave me strength to keep fighting
I had a stroke in August 2017. At the time I had just got promoted to a job I worked hard to build since graduating college. My job focused on communication and writing. From the stroke I developed aphasia along with issues writing and typing. My speech therapist suggested to listen to podcasts. I came across your podcast and from the introduction I gain immediate relief listening to others that know what I was going through. I get stronger everyday and I continue to fight so I can live my best life. Thank you for inspiring us ❤️