Cleo Hutton, Stroke Survivor and Author


Cleo Hutton is coauthor of Striking Back at Stroke: A Doctor-Patient Journal (Dana Press) and author of After a Stroke: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier (Demos Medical Publishing). Her campaign to spread the word about stroke and stroke recovery issues has been carried on national radio shows and television broadcasts and featured in several magazines, including Prevention , Cerebrum , and Stroke Smart . In 2006, she received Northland NewsCenter's Women in Leadership Award and the American Heart Association's American Heart and Stroke Heroes Award.

At the age of 43, Cleo had two right-side ischemic strokes that initially rendered her unable to move or speak. After 12 years of what she calls "continuous rehab through everyday living," she's now able to pursue her mission: to promote healing through a positive outlook and provide encouragement for people living with the effects of stroke. At the young age of 50, Cleo graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota. To find out more about Cleo, e-mail her at CleoHutton@aol.com.


Recently Published on Caring.com

My husband had a stroke 2 months ago; he only has a few words... — Nov 18, 2008
It appears that you are describing a condition called post-stroke aphasia. In general, this means that a person has language problems caused by damage to the brain. Aphasia...
How can I recover from a stroke? — Nov 18, 2008
Kitty,There are many things you can do to get your brain to recognize your left side again. First, therapy is a vitally important facet of rehabilitation. Possibly you...
Which type of couch is easier to stand up from? Soft cushions or more supportive? — Jul 24, 2008
First, ask the neurologist or physician presently caring for your husband if a specialized chair, or lift chair, is necessary. If the answer is "yes," the physici...
Isn't there a simple set of stroke symptoms I can remember? — Jun 12, 2008
Yes, here is a list of stroke symptoms: Stroke Warning SignsSudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the bodySudden confusion, tr...
Do you have any healthy recipe suggestions for a stroke patient? — Apr 28, 2008
I use two excellent books for most of my recipes, both written by The American Heart Association. The first is Healthy Recipes Kids Love published by Publications Internati...