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.

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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, May 27, 2017

Burke Announces Honorees For Annual Awards Dinner - stroke survivor Barbara Rubin Kessler

Awards for stroke survivors should never need to occur. They shouldn't have to struggle and be brave in the face of impossible odds of getting fully recovered.  This need for an award shows that the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a complete failure at stoke rehab and recovery.
 We'll see if they post my reply;
"The need for this award shows the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is failing at getting stroke survivors to 100% recovery."
We need to be commenting on all stroke stories pointing out the failures of our stroke medical professionals and keep doing that until they take responsibility for those failures.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is honoring those who make a difference at its annual Burke Award Dinner.
The dinner will be held June 8 at 6 p.m. at Brae Burn Country Club at 39 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase, NY.
Burke is honoring Barbara Rubin Kessler and Steven Kessler, Scarsdale residents. Barbara experienced a severe ischemic stroke that left her unable to walk or talk and paralyzed on her right side.
After rehabilitation at Burke, Barbara was able to regain function but was diagnosed with aphasia, a communication disorder that results from damage to the parts of the brain that contain language. Today, she is active as a national advocate for brain trauma and stroke patients with aphasia and other challenges and is on the board of the National Aphasia Association.
Her husband, Steven is Barbara's caregiver. He works with her on advocacy for brain trauma, stroke and aphasia patients, and their families. He is also committed to improving medical care for returning U.S. war veterans.
Dr. Michael James Reding, a Yorktown Heights resident, is the former director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Burke and current volunteer clinical researcher at Burke and the Burke Medical Research Institute is also being honored.
Reding was the medical director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Burke from 1980 until 2013 when he assumed emeritus status. He was also one of the founders of Burke’s Neurorehabilitation Fellowship Program. He is currently a full-time volunteer clinical researcher at Burke and the Burke Medical Research Institute.
John Berman, co-anchor of “CNN Newsroom,” is serving as MC for the evening.
“It is a privilege to honor these inspiring individuals, who exemplify the Burke mission and our unparalleled commitment to helping patients recover from life-changing illness, injury, or surgery,” said Jeffrey Menkes, president, and CEO of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. “Each of these honorees has demonstrated great compassion and dedication to advancing the field of rehabilitation and enabling people to reclaim their lives.”

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