Are You Caring For A Stroke Survivor?

Stroke survivor

Larry - Stroke survivor

"I just didn't care."

Larry was the CEO of three companies in New York when he suffered his first stroke. Following another two strokes his biggest decision of the day was whether he would go out for a coffee. 

He said, "I just didn't care"!

Those who have survived a stroke often have a tremendous sense of loss of identity, purpose and meaning. But their carers also  suffer the same sense of loss and loneliness.

Brenda - Caregiver

"I don't matter anymore."

Brenda, Larry's primary carer was suffering frustration, anger, and confusion.  She felt that she had lost who she was. She didn't have a life.

For a time, Brenda had indeed lost herself in her role of full-time carers for her husband Larry.

Watch the video and see how they're going 12 months down the track.

Brenda and Larry have joined with Alan forming the Reconnect-to-Life team to help carers and survivors achieve renewed hope, meaning and purpose.


To provide Survivors and caregivers the tools and emotional support they need to find peace, purpose and meaning in their lives.

"If the caregiver is

feeling like a wreck,

how can they support

the survivor?"

How do we make a difference?

We understand that there are support services for physical, medical and counselling services available most of them are for the survivor. The carer is left afraid, lonely, and overwhelmed by their new, unexpected and certainly unwanted new life.

To assist caregivers to navigate this we have a 3 part program focussing on human to human communication.

  • Understanding why communication goes wrong causing frustration  
  • Skills to enable you reduce or even fix miscommunication and create more happiness
  • The ongoing support of a Community of carers and survivors who know and understand is essential