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

Monday, April 3, 2017

Walking movements may predict memory decline

For your doctor to establish a baseline for you since you likely will get dementia.
1. A documented 33% dementia chance post-stroke from an Australian study?   May 2012.
2. Then this study came out and seems to have a range from 17-66%. December 2013.
3. A 20% chance in this research.   July 2013.
 

Walking movements may predict memory decline

Previous research has suggested that slow walking speed might predict cognitive decline, but a recent study suggests how you walk also may provide clues. The results were published online Nov. 19, 2016, by the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Researchers examined medical records of more than 3,400 people ages 70 to 89 who had completed both a neurological examination and gait analysis to measure walking movements like stride length, step count, cadence, stance time, and arm swings.
After adjusting for factors often associated with gait changes, such as muscle strength, weight gain, and neurological conditions, they found an association between dips in gait parameters — like shorter strides and fewer arm swings — and a decline in memory, thinking, and language skills.
While the gait changes cannot always be tracked or detected by a doctor — in the study a computerized pad measured the differences — men should seek medical advice if they, or someone else, notices changes in how they walk, such as smaller strides or trouble with balance, says lead researcher Dr. Rodolfo Savica, a neurologist with the Mayo Clinic.

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