Armchair Fitness Videos. CC-M Productions. 8510 Cedar Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Call 1-800-453-6280 to order. Four choices: yoga, gentle exercise, strength improvement, and aerobics.
Ewing, S. A. and Pfalzgraf, B. (1991). "Pathways: Moving Beyond Stroke and Aphasia." Wayne State University Press, Leonard Simons Building, 4809 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. Or call (313) 577-6120. (28 min.). Also available as a book (218 pages).
Home Care of Stroke Survivors. Aspen Patient Education Video Series (#20851). $158 for 2 videos ("Activities of Daily Living After Left Brain Stroke" and "Activities of Daily Living After Right Brain Stroke"). 20 minutes each. Comes with companion booklets and handouts. Aspen Publishers, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD. Phone: 301-417-7500.
"Nancy's Special Workout". Video Tape #3200. Specify VHS or BETA ($39.95 +.85 shipping). ACCENT Special Publications, P.O. Box 700, Bloomington, ILL 61702-9956.
"Pathways - Exercise Video for People with Limited Mobility." Mobility Impaired, 475 Arbutus Avenue, Morrow Bay, CA 93442. 805-772-9253.
American Stroke Association Videos
(Note: The ASA is a division of the American Heart Association)
National Center: 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231-4596.
Internet: americanheart.org or StrokeAssociation.org
Stroke Family Warmline: 1-888-4-STROKE
AHA Video Series # 1- Stroke: What Every Person Needs to Know. (V501133). $16. Introduction to the causes, symptoms and effects of strokes, for the general public.
AHA Video Series #2 - Coming Back: You're Not Alone. (V501134). $16. Provides hope and encouragement to stroke survivors and their families. Explains the physical, emotional and lifestyle changes resulting from stroke; left- and right-brain effects; the role of friends, family, and support groups; and measures to prevent a second stroke. 15 minutes.
AHA Video Series # 3 - Coming Back: A Gift of Caring. (V501135). $16. For family members of stroke survivors. Explains the roles, responsibilities, and needs of the caregivers. 15 minutes.
AHA Video Series #4 - Coming Back: Recovering After A Stroke. (V501137). $16. Healthcare providers can use this video teach the public about the causes, warning signs, and effects of stroke.
Spotlight on Stroke: A Message from Robert Guillaume (10-5207).
Stroke Survivors Workout Video. $8. (50-1117). Half-hour workout that can be done standing, using chair for support, or sitting in a chair or wheelchair.
National Aphasia Association Videotapes
Call the NAA Distribution Center (1-800-922-4622).
Aphasia Community Groups. National Aphasia Association, P.O. Box 1887, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10156. $10.
"Lookin' For Me" - focuses on communicating with persons with aphasia. $10.
Videotape of 3 Community Groups. $10
Theater and Aphasia. 2 Tapes relating to productions by amateur actors and mimes from Montreal, Canada, who have aphasia. $12 per tape (Tape 1 is in English. Tape 2 is in French).
National Stroke Association videotapes
96 Inverness Drive East, Suite I
Engelwood, CO 80112-5112
"Stroke: The Story of Treatment and Recovery." VHS. 19 min. $25.
"The Brain at Risk: Understanding and Preventing Stroke." 19 min. $25.
"What is Aphasia?" VHS. $50.