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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

If you want to live longer, take good care of your telomeres

For all the things that your doctor isn't  doing to get you to 100% recovery I bet you are getting nothing on how to age better and longer. On your own again.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/if-you-want-to-live-longer-take-good-care-of-your-telomeres/2017/01/13/0127ab70-d69d-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html?utm_term=.7be9de6bab30
A couple paragraphs from there;
Pay attention to this story as if your life depended on it.
That’s because thinking about things other than the task at hand can seriously up your anxiety level. Not to stress you out or anything, but that might make you age faster, get sick and die, according to “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer,” a book from molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel.
Blackburn (and two colleagues) won the Nobel Prize in 2009 for the discovery of telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the bits of DNA on either end of your chromosomes. Those bits are called telomeres, and they’re often compared to the plastic caps on shoelaces.
It’s a strategy based on the book’s promising premise: Even if you’re a total stress case, it’s possible to reverse the negative effects by transforming how you respond to situations.
The key, the authors explain, is to develop a “challenge” response. Basically, instead of crumbling under the pressure of responsibilities or events, you should have a “bring it on!” mentality. It also helps to banish negativity, practice self-compassion and not be an idiot about your health. (I.e., get enough sleep and physical activity, cut out processed foods and smoking.)

I looked at stroke recovery as a challenge not as 'woe is me'.

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