“You have to remind yourself that things are getting better,” McDonald said over coffee near his home in Burnaby recently. “My wife is good at reminding me about how I’ve progressed
“My physical recovery happened quite quickly,” says McDonald. “Some of the cognitive stuff is taking a lot longer.”
McDonald — and others like him — will be speaking at a series of educational sessions on stroke recovery around B.C. this weekend and next. It’s part of continued work by the Stroke Recovery Association of B.C. to offer practical advice to people who have had strokes — and to their loved ones.
An estimated 315,000 Canadians are living with the effects of stroke and more than 14,000 Canadians die from stroke each year, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.