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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Friday, April 21, 2017

Cognitive and mood improvements following acute supplementation with purple grape juice in healthy young adults

It would take a lot to extrapolate this to most stroke survivors, they aren't healthy or young. But the real question to be answered; is red wine even better than grape juice for cognition and mood improvements? Both are sorely needed for stroke survivors, When will followup and an updated diet protocol occur?
European Journal of Nutrition
HaskellRamsay CF, et al. –
In this study, researchers explore the benefit of acute supplementation of purple grape juice in healthy young adults. These outcomes in a small sample of healthy young adults propose that purple grape juice can acutely improve aspects of cognition and mood. No major impacts of juice were seen on memory measures, proposing that these may be less susceptible to manipulation following acute supplementation in healthy young adults. Potential mechanisms underlying these impacts include modulation of cerebral blood flow, glucoregulation and inhibition of monoamine oxidase activity, all of which require further exploration.


  • For this research, they designed a randomised, placebo–controlled, double–blind, counterbalanced–crossover study.
  • This study evaluated the impacts of 230 ml purple grape juice or sugar–matched control in 20 healthy young adults.
  • Computerised measures of episodic memory, working memory, attention and mood were finished at baseline and following a 20–min absorption period.


  • In this study, they observed that the purple grape juice significantly enhanced reaction time on a composite attention measure (p = 0.047) and increased calm ratings (p = 0.046) when compared to placebo.
  • Order impacts likewise showed an enduring positive effect on pre–dose memory reaction time (p = 0.018) and post–dose calm ratings (p = 0.019) when purple grape was consumed first.

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