AHA's "Strokes for Stroke" Traveling Art Show at Lane

Lane Regional Medical Center is an official tour stop of the American Heart Association’s “Strokes for Stroke” Traveling Art Show, which is currently being displayed in the hospital’s main hallway.  Stop by to view artwork created by recovering stroke patients as a part of their art therapy.  The Strokes for Stroke program recognizes local individuals who have shown invincible strength, resilience, perseverance, and aptitude in their fight against stroke.  #BRStrokesforStroke

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States; however, it remains a leading cause of permanent adult disability.  While traditional therapy helps a stroke patient regain mobility and brain function, art therapy has been found to help fight depression and anxiety during stroke recovery.  Art therapy can also stimulate the brain’s ability to adjust and form new pathways after stroke and offer a new form of expression for someone who has lost certain abilities.