Young stroke survivors are interesting to those of us in stroke-specific rehabilitation research because there is so much raw material and raw potential. Many younger stroke survivors have the effects of the stroke as the only problem they have. They are often on no medications, they have tons of energy and they are not willing to give up the balance of their life.
I was asked to write an article about young stroke survivors for ADVANCE for Directors in Rehabilitation. You can find the article here.
Disclaimer: Many times when I write an article it gets edited in the most...interesting ways. If something seems missing (like, say, words) don't blame me! In any case, you'll get the gist.