T­her­a­pis­ts ho­nour Wor­ld S­tro­ke Day

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As part of Wor­ld S­tro­ke

Day, Mon­day 29 Oc­to­ber, the Sout­hern Ca­pe Re­ha­bi­li­ta­ti­on and Sub-a­cu­te hos­pi­tal in Den­ne­oord held a ce­le­bra­ti­on day for s­tro­ke sur­vi­vors and their fa­mi­lies. The fa­ci­li­ty joi­ned the S­pes­ca­re group on 1 Ju­ly t­his y­e­ar.

In her talk tit­led "The sa­me yet dif­fe­rent", so­ci­al wor­ker

Ela­na Bo­tes dis­cus­sed the mood chan­ges s­tro­ke sur­vi­vors of­ten suf­fer, in­clu­ding te­ars, laug­h­ter, ex­tre­me an­ger, u­nu­su­al sus­pi­ci­on and o­ver­w­hel­ming grief. Thoug­hts we­re ex­chan­ged so that all are a­wa­re how to share the­se dif­fe­rent and dif­fi­cult e­mo­ti­o­nal sta­tes of mind.

Next y­e­ar a monthly sup­port group for s­tro­ke sur­vi­vors will be hos­ted at the Sout­hern Ca­pe Re­ha­bi­li­ta­ti­on hos­pi­tal si­tu­a­ted in 8th A­ve­nue, Den­ne­oord. Pe­op­le in­te­rested can con­tact Ela­na Bo­tes on 082 896 5584 or T­hea on 044 801 4198.

The ther­a­py te­am for s­tro­ke sur­vi­vors. Front, from left: Ca­rin M­cDo­nald (phy­si­ot­her­a­pist), Ela­na Bo­tes (so­ci­al wor­ker) and Li­ze van Nie­kerk (speech ther­a­pist). Back: Ro­byn Gert­se and C­her­ie Ca­ro­lus (occu­pa­ti­o­nal t­her­a­pis­ts) and A­del­le S­try­dom and Mars­he Eras­mus (phy­si­ot­her­a­pis­ts).

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