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.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stroke Speeds Long-Term Brain Deficits

Does this mean I'm going to lose my mind like Charley did in Flowers for Algernon? I guess I'll have to hurry up and accomplish everything I want to do before I become a blithering idiot. (No snide comments, I'm sensitive) No wonder doctors treat us like children.
Stroke not only acutely attacks the mind, but also hastens its decline, long-term cognitive testing showed.
Global cognition and executive function decreased significantly faster after a stroke than seen among those the same age without a stroke, Deborah Levine, MD, MPH, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues found.
Other measures, such as new learning and verbal memory, also showed acute drops, but without significantly accelerated worsening thereafter, the researchers reported here at the International Stroke Conference (ISC).
"Regardless of whether there was an acute drop and/or a change in slope," Levine told MedPage Today, "the changes are so significant that it will take years for stroke survivors to recover that lost cognitive function, if they do at all."
Long-term cognitive impacts of stroke won't likely come as a surprise to many in the field, she acknowledged, though it hadn't been proven that the stroke is still worsening cognition years afterward.

1 comment:

  1. Is it that this just sucks or that KNOWING it sucks?