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:

Thursday, September 8, 2016

HealthSouth celebrates National Rehabilitation Week with stroke symposium - Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. – noon

You will need to attend and ask a couple of simple questions.
1. What is your complete recovery rate using tPA? Why is it worse than the 12% national rate?
2. What is your 100% recovery rate? Why is it less than 10%?
3. What are you doing to stop the neuronal cascade of death in the first week? From Sparrow hospital in Lansing MI I got the stupid answer of ; 'There is no clinical research for any neuroprotective treatment in the first week' That answer needs to be responded to: 'What exactly are you doing to solve that problem? There should be dozens of treatments in the first week, my list here: 31 hyperacute options
If they don't know these answers, ask why they are so fucking incompetent. This is incredibly serious, if they don't know these answers ask why they still have a job. We need to clear out the dead wood, disability and lives are at stake.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Littleton is hosting a Stroke Screening and Symposium event on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. – noon at the hospital located at 1001 W. Mineral Ave. The event takes place during National Rehabilitation Week and the hospital is celebrating with the theme “The Power of Rehabilitation.” Community members are invited to attend educational sessions geared toward stroke education, prevention, recovery and support. Health screenings, demonstrations, dietary and exercise planning and activities for children, including a bounce house and the opportunity to explore emergency vehicles, will also be available, all at no-cost. Cruisin’ 1430 disc jockey, Rick Crandall will be broadcasting the event live on-site and have games and giveaways.
Stroke survivor and former HealthSouth Littleton patient Robert McCrary will share his experience of stroke recovery at the event. McCrary, 55, experienced a stroke on May 25 and later learned this was not the first time. As a result, McCrary’s right side was paralyzed leaving him unable to walk or feed himself. He also experienced aphasia, an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. McCrary was admitted to HealthSouth Littleton on June 2 with the goal of walking again, being independent with daily living activities and getting back to his four children.
“My therapists knew my motivations and that I had 16 stairs to climb to get to my bedroom at home,” said McCrary. “They took the time to ask those questions at the beginning and really under-stand my life and what I was working towards. It was the best experience of my life from the food, to the therapy to the people.”
McCrary’s rehabilitation included occupational, physical and speech therapy. On June 27 he had reached his goal and was able to walk using a walker. Today, McCrary is able to climb and descend stairs, walk with a cane and plans to continue his progress.
For more information about HealthSouth Littleton’s Stroke Screening and Symposium Event and stroke rehabilitation program, visit or call Dale Ellicott at 303-334-1134.

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