Stephanie Trelogan, Senior Health Writer


Stephanie Trelogan writes about heart disease, stroke, and depression issues that concern people caring for their aging parents. Older people in Stephanie's family have coped with a variety of stroke- and heart-related conditions, and several family members -- including Stephanie -- have struggled with depression.


Recently Published on Caring.com

Prevent Heart Attack — Dec 27, 2014
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. For those over 65 years of age, the risk is even greater: eight out of ten people who die of h...
Behavior After Stroke — Nov 25, 2014
How to deal with difficult stroke behaviors Some stroke survivors behave in ways that can make life unpleasant for the people around them. A stroke survivor may be depres...
Stroke Recovery: Outpatient Rehabilitation — Nov 25, 2014
What to expect when someone is recovering from a stroke After a stroke, someone you're caring for may be able to regain some -- maybe even most -- of his former abiliti...
Care After Stroke — Nov 25, 2014
What happens at the hospital after someone has a stroke It's a frightening time when someone close to you has a stroke. But you can help him get the best treatment possib...
Creating a Stroke Care Plan — Nov 25, 2014
If your family member or close friend has recently had a stroke, you're probably still reeling. Not only do you have to come to terms with her acute illness and possible ...
10 Vital Things to Look for in a Stroke Center — Nov 25, 2014
If your parent is at risk for a stroke, perhaps because he's had one before or there's a strong family history, it's important to be prepared for a stroke emergency. One es...
Making a Bathroom Safer for a Stroke Survivor — Nov 25, 2014
Avoid bathing hazards, and help a stroke survivor bathe or shower more easily The bathroom can be a very hazardous place for someone who's had a stroke. Fortunately, ther...
How to Tell if Someone Is Having a Stroke — Nov 10, 2014
Quick summary According to the American Heart Association, a stroke occurs every 45 seconds. But there's good news: Even if you or someone you know suffers a stroke, imme...
10 Questions to Ask After a Stroke — Oct 27, 2014
If your parent has suffered a stroke, the future may seem very uncertain. Now is the time to organize medical care and figure out how to make the transition from the hosp...
7 Tips for Improving Mealtimes After a Stroke — Aug 26, 2014
Mealtimes can be a challenge for someone who's had a stroke -- not to mention the caregiver. These tips will help take the stress out of eating. Fi...