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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Monday, December 12, 2016

Better Memory From This Extremely Pleasurable Activity - Sex

Why hasn't your stick-in-the-mud doctor prescribed this for you post-stroke? Doesn't read research? Puritanical? Don't do this on your own, it is obvious that sex must be dangerous if your doctor doesn't recommend it.
This exciting activity may boost growth of new brain cells in the region of the brain vital to memory.
Regular sex is linked to a better memory in women, new research finds.
Other research has also hinted that the same may well be true for men.
The theory is that regular sex helps to grow new brain cells in the region of the brain linked to memory.
The type of memory tested in the study was working memory.
Working memory is our ability to hold and process information in the conscious mind.
It is considered one of the most important aspects of memory.
For the new research, 78 young women were asked about their sex lives and given memory tests.
The memory tests involved looking at faces and words to recall them later.
The results showed that women who had more frequent sex had better scores on the memory tests.
The link to sex was particularly strong for remembering words.
The theory is that sex helps to boost neurogenesis (growth of new brain cells) in the hippocampus (region of the brain vital to memory.
The study’s authors write:
“Neurogenesis in the hippocampus is higher in those women with a higher frequency of intercourse.
These results suggest sex may indeed have beneficial effects on memory function in healthy young women.
They support the hypothesis that frequency of sex is positively associated with memory scores.”
Sex may boost the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, which in turn helps the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus.
The physical exertion involved in sex, along with increased blood flow to the brain, could also be important to boosting memory.

Sex and dementia

This is not the first time sex has been linked to brain benefits.
Previous research has also found that men and women in mid- to later life who are more sexually active have a lower risk of dementia (Wright & Jenks, 2016).
Both men and women in that study scored better on word challenges designed to test memory.
The study was published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior (Maunder et al., 2016).

Heterosexual picture at link.

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