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

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Boost Brainpower With The Right Type of Socialising

I bet your doctor won't ever suggest this no-cost way to boost your brainpower. Don't do this on your own, you can't prescribe any therapy to yourself, that would be dangerous.
http://www.spring.org.uk/2016/10/boost-brainpower-socialising.php?omhide=true
Boost brainpower by having a friendly chat, study suggests.
Ten minutes having a regular conversation is enough to boost brainpower, research finds.
The boost from ten minutes getting to know someone was equivalent to that from solving crossword puzzles.
The research suggests that having a friendly chat with someone could be a great way of preparing yourself for a mentally challenging task.
Professor Oscar Ybarra, who led the study, said:
“This study shows that simply talking to other people, the way you do when you’re making friends, can provide mental benefits.”
The research looked at what psychologists call executive function.
This is the ability we all use in everyday life to ignore distractions, remember important things, make decisions and monitor ourselves.
The study compared different types of social interactions to see which provided the greatest benefit.
Fascinatingly, competitive conversations provided little cognitive benefit.
When people are competitive with other, they tend to withdraw within themselves.

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