Bay Area Stroke Education and Support Series
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

McLaren Bay Region Center for Rehabilitation - located on McLaren Bay Region's West Campus
3190 E. Midland Rd.
Bay City MI , 48706
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Contact:
RSVP by calling toll-free 1-877-411-2762 or online
Date
Cost
Free
Description

McLaren Stroke Programs offer a free education and support program series for stroke patients, people at high risk of a stroke, family members of stroke patients, and the community. Series speakers include a number of different disciplines including physicians, speech pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, pharmacists, nurses, and speakers from the community. Educational topics change annually and are chosen based on group needs and requests. The first half of the meeting is reserved for the speakers and any questions from the attendees and really improving knowledge about stroke, therapies and treatment, and prevention. The second half of the meeting is allocated for support for the survivors and their friends, family and caregivers. This is especially important now in times where families and friends aren’t able to see each other as much.

Topic: Medications for Stroke Prevention
Speaker: Timothy Mantey, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Clinical Specialist Lead, McLaren Bay Region

If you've had a stroke, you have about a 25%-35% chance of having a second one. Your doctor will use medication to lower those odds. They'll want to make sure you control your high blood pressure. You also may need to start or stay on blood thinners or take drugs to treat any underlying heart problems. The exact mix of medication will depend on which types of stroke you had. This topic will discuss the importance of compliance in taking medications for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and blood thinners to lower your risks for stroke. Participants are welcome to join the presentation in-person or via zoom. Please register online or by calling 1-877-411-2762.

To join the Zoom meeting, use the link below: