Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To Stave off Alzheimer’s, Stay Hungry?

We have a higher chance of Alzheimers due to our stroke. Ask your doctor if this would reduce that risk. From the Dana Foundation.
http://dana.org/news/features/detail.aspx?id=42806

A strategy summed up by a famous Nietzsche quote – “What does not destroy me makes me stronger”—might provide a drug-free method for delaying Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, and perhaps the aging process itself. The strategy involves stressing the body—by restricting food intake, in this case—to trigger the activation of biological programs in our cells that protect against disease and degeneration.
“Cells and organisms respond adaptively to certain kinds of stress by increasing their ability to cope with more severe stress,” says Mark Mattson, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging (NIA). “We now have a lot of data pointing to the activation of mechanisms that help cells cope with oxidative stress, maintain their energy levels, and prevent the abnormal accumulation of protein aggregates.”
This makes-me-stronger stress response is often called the “hormesis” effect. Mattson and his colleagues are about to start one of the first clinical trials of a hormesis-based strategy—the “5:2 diet,” a form of intermittent fasting—aimed at slowing age-related cognitive decline.

Rest at the link.

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