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, February 16, 2017

Active music therapy approach for stroke patients in the post-acute rehabilitation

And just why the fuck are we still researching this? YOU HAVEN'T BEEN READING ANY RESEARCH ON THIS SUBJECT FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS? My God, the incompetence in full display.

34 posts on music therapy.  Back to Oct. 2014

67 posts on music  Back to March 2011

Neurological Sciences, 02/16/2017
In this article, researchers explore the effect of relational active music therapy approaches on the stroke patients in the post–acute phase of the disease. Music therapy evaluation demonstrated an important improvement over time of non–verbal and sonorous–music relationships. Future studies, including a greater number of patients and follow–up assessments, are required to affirm promising outcomes of this study.
  • In this study guidelines in stroke rehabilitation suggest the utilization of a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Various methodologies and procedures with music are utilized in the stroke rehabilitation to improve motor and cognitive functions but also psychological outcomes.
  • In this randomized controlled pilot trial, relational active music therapy approaches were tested in the post–acute phase of disease.
  • Total 38 hospitalized patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke were selected and allocated in two groups.
  • The experimental group underwent the standard of care (physiotherapy and occupational therapy daily sessions) and relational active music therapy treatments.
  • The control group underwent the standard of care only.
  • Motor functions and psychological aspects were evaluated before and after treatments.
  • Music therapy process was also assessed utilizing a particular rating scale.
  • All groups demonstrated a positive trend in quality of life, functional and disability levels, and gross mobility.
  • The experimental group demonstrated a decrease of anxiety and, in particular, of depression (p = 0.016).
  • In addition, the strength of non–dominant hand (grip) essentially expanded in the experimental group (p = 0.041).
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