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:

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable: World Stroke Day Oct. 29

What a fucking pile of shit. Yes, stroke can be treatable but you are doing NOTHING with the thousands of research articles that show a way forward. You guys are fucking hopeless. You are doing NOTHING to solve all these problems in stroke or stopping the neuronal cascade of death by these 5 causes in the first week. But you will pat yourself on the back with 'happy talk' and conscious laundering.

New Campaign Theme in 2016

New World Stroke Day campaign will highlight the treatable aspects of stroke.
The WSD Campaign Committee and Working Group have been busy working to develop the new campaign theme for the 2016 World Stroke Campaign and World Stroke Day.
The theme is Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable with the tagline of: Lives can improve with better awareness, access, and action.
The key objectives are:
  • To raise awareness of the incidence of stroke world-wide and the fact that Stroke is Treatable. Who gives one fuck about awareness? Survivors want results.
  • To highlight the importance of improved outcomes from access to best-practice evidence-based treatments:
    • Knowing the FAST signs of stroke and getting treatment saves lives and improves recovery.
    • Promoting admission to Stroke Units.
    • Highlighting conditions for best-practice treatments such as clot-busting drugs, and mechanical clot retrieval.
    • Acknowledging that rehabilitation is a critical step in the treatment process.
    • Highlighting secondary prevention treatments and lifestyle changes.
  • To encourage everyone to take action to drive awareness and push for better access to stroke treatments.
    • Advocacy action can occur at all levels including individual, health care professional, governments and decision makes.
    • The new World Stroke Organization Global Stroke Services Guidelines will be promoted to health professionals as even with limited resources, they can do something to improve care.
    • The new World Stroke Organization Advocacy Toolkit will be promoted to increase the effectiveness of advocacy at a local level.
    • The most important thing to focus on World Stroke Day is all the failures in stroke that need fixing, not this stupid bullshit of 'happy talk.'
Launch of Campaign Content in May and Webinars
The new campaign content and collateral will be launched online in May via email and the WSC website.
In June/July we will be hosting a series of webinars to introduce the new theme and opportunities to promote advocacy in action to improve access to evidence-based treatments worldwide.
To register your interest in participating in a Webinar, please email: Victoria Gray at

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