Life after a stroke seems to be devoid of information. In my case, all questions were answered with, "I can't say. All patients are different." this was such a common response that my sister and I developed our own shorthand: "APAD." We soon had the good fortune to meet a wife/caregiver who read everything she could and then passed on books and recommendations.Of thaws this best recommendation was the book, Stronger After Stroke. This book dispensed hope as well as good, practical advice.