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Stroke rehabilitation: A brain scientist and stroke survivor advice to stroke victims and caregivers by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm Stroke Stroke, also referred to as brain stroke or in medical terms, cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is a life-threatening event in which part of the brain is deprived of blood flow, thus of adequate oxygen. There are two types of strokes. An ischemic stroke is when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, usually by a blood clot. The se ... Read on »
USC stroke trial gives hope to stroke victims with speech impairment by Robert D. M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Mar 2012 1:23pm COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- A USC professor and speech pathologist is conducting a stroke trial for people who have impaired speech after experiencing a stroke. Internationally known speech pathologist Dr. Julius Fridriksson will conduct a study looking into the effectiveness of using electrode stimulation of the brain. According ... Read on »
Adult Day Care by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:12am I volunteer at the local hospital in what’s called the ‘Adult Day Care Center’. Many caregivers bring their loved one, one to five times a week, depending on their circumstances and needs. Many participants, as they are referred to, have Alzheimer’s, dementia, are stroke victims, etc. I have gotten to know some of the patients pretty well. W ... Read on »
Paul & Stephanie's January Stroke Survivor Newsletter by Dorothy E Ross PhD CCC-SLP Aphasia NYC Posted Tue 19 Jan 2010 12:00am Paul Berger & Stephanie Mensh’s Stroke Survivor NEWS & ATTITUDE FOR YOU - JANUARY 2010 =========================================================== IN THIS ISSUE 1. NEWS: RESEARCH on Stroke Recovery & Rehabilitation: Music Therapy *** Intensive Aphasia Therapy News *** 2. PAUL’S SURVIVORS TIPS Olympic Mental Focus Stroke Comeback ... Read on »
Do stroke victims work harder using new gaming technologies? by David D. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 09 Sep 2008 2:16am Research Update: Recently I had the chance to try out the Nintendo Wii Fit system for the first time. I’ll plan to follow up with a post later on my thoughts on this device as a stroke rehabilitation tool. Since using the system and forming my own opinion, I wanted to research how other therapists might be embracing this emerging tec ... Read on »
Leg wraps may save stroke victims by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 02 Jun 2013 10:02pm Inflatable leg wraps may be the natural remedy for stroke victims as well as for immobile patients (deep vein thrombosis). Doctors at Western General Hospital and the University of Edinburgh conducted a trial with 2,876 patients and found that patients who uses cheap leg wraps have fewer blood clots. Prof Martin Dennis said: "At last we hav ... Read on »
Brain benefits of treadmill exercise for stroke victims confirmed by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Sep 2008 7:25am Research shows improvement from exercise even years post-stroke. HopkinsMedicine.org - People who walk on a treadmill even years after stroke damage can significantly improve their health and mobility, changes that reflect actual “rewiring” of their brains, according to research spearheaded at Johns Hopkins. “This is great news for stroke ... Read on »
RELATIONSHIPS; FAMILIES AS VICTIMS OF STROKE by Dorothy E Ross PhD CCC-SLP Aphasia NYC Posted Thu 14 Jan 2010 12:00am By GEORGIA DULLEA Published: May 9, 1983 Re-pubished: Thursday, January 14, 2010 AGED couple is having a leisurely Sunday breakfast in a d iner when, suddenly, the man explodes in a torrent of obscenities. L eaning across the table, his wife sings softly into his ear, ' 'Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.'' The man fa ... Read on »
Weekend Admissions Worse for Stroke Victims by Medline Plus Posted Mon 01 Nov 2010 1:00pm Survival more likely for weekday hospital arrivals, but reasons unknown By Robert Preidt Monday, November 1, 2010 MONDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients are more likely to die if they're admitted to the hospital on the weekend instead of a weekday, regardless of the sev ... Read on »
Yoga can help stroke victims improve balance, endurance by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 08 Jun 2011 12:00am Older veterans with a history of stroke who participated in a yoga study experienced “exciting” results in Indiana University research project that explored whether this popular mind-body practice can help stroke victims cope with their increas ... Read on »