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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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Parkinson’s Disease May Have Link to Stroke

Now I not only have to know everything about stroke and Alzheimers I have to add Parkinsons also.
Damn, I only have so many brain cells to store all this info. This gets personal since my Dad has Parkinsons with dementia. I've already made a pact with a friend that if we start showing signs of dementia we tell each other about it so we can do something before we get too far gone.

DALLAS, Tex -- February 28, 2017 -- Parkinson’s disease may be linked to stroke, much like Alzheimer’s disease and stroke are linked, according to research presented at the 2017 International Stroke Conference (ISC).
To see if an association exists between stroke and Parkinson’s disease, Benjamin R. Kummer, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York, and colleagues studied medical claims information from 2008 to 2014 in a sample of Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 years and older.
In separate analyses, they also studied the relationship between stroke and Alzheimer’s disease for comparison.
In their analysis of 1.6 million patients, researchers found the annual incidence of ischaemic stroke to be 1.75% among those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease compared with 0.96% in those without Parkinson’s disease.
In contrast, the annual incidence of ischaemic stroke was 1.96% among those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease compared with 0.96% in those without Alzheimer’s disease.
The annual incidence of Parkinson’s disease was 0.97% after ischaemic stroke versus 0.39% in those without ischemic stroke.
In contrast, the annual incidence of Alzheimer’s was 3.66% among elderly adults diagnosed with stroke versus 1.17% in those without ischaemic stroke.
Among Medicare beneficiaries, the relationships between stroke and Parkinson’s disease were similar to those between stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
SOURCE: American Heart Association

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