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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Saturday, March 11, 2017

This Common Beverage May Help Fight Dementia

How many cups of coffee a day is your doctor having you drink?Does your doctor know one damn thing about the benefits of coffee? 124 posts on coffee in case your doctor knows nothing.
Studies on both humans and mice have suggested a protective effect.

Caffeine — along with 24 other compounds — could help to protect against dementia.
The protective effect comes from an enzyme called NMNAT2 that was discovered last year.
Professor Hui-Chen Lu, who led the study, said:
“This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical ‘blockade’ against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders.”
NMNAT2 plays a dual role.
It guards neurons against stress and helps fight the formation of the tangles of proteins that are linked to dementia.
Caffeine has already been shown to improve memory function in mice.
One study on humans has also linked caffeine to a 36% reduction in dementia.
Research has now shown that caffeine increases levels of the critical NMNAT2 protein in mice.
Professor Lu said:
“Increasing our knowledge about the pathways in the brain that appear to naturally cause the decline of this necessary protein is equally as important as identifying compounds that could play a role in future treatment of these debilitating mental disorders.”
The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports (Ali et al., 2017).

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