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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New study on elderly mice suggests cannabis could be a good treatment for dementia.

How many decades before your doctor suggests cannabis for its health benefits? NEVER?
I don't care that this was tested in mice, can't your doctor  think outside the box?  Does your doctor think at all?
http://www.spring.org.uk/2017/05/cannabise-brain-ageing.php?omhide=true 

Cannabis reverses the brain ageing process, new research finds.
The study on elderly mice showed that their brains could be regressed to the state of two-month-olds.
They were given a low-dose treatment with a cannabis-active ingredient (THC).
THC could prove to be a good treatment for dementia eventually, the researchers think.
Professor Andreas Zimmer, who led the research, said:
“With increasing age, the quantity of the cannabinoids naturally formed in the brain reduces.
When the activity of the cannabinoid system declines, we find rapid ageing in the brain.
It looked as though the THC treatment turned back the molecular clock.”
The ‘elderly’ mice in the study were actually two-years-old.
Mice normally start to show cognitive deficits at around one-year-old.
However, a four week low-dose course of THC (the active ingredient in cannabis) reversed these cognitive deficits.
Professor Zimmer said:
“The treatment completely reversed the loss of performance in the old animals.”
The next stage is to conduct clinical trials in humans.
The study was published in the journal Nature Medicine (Bilkei-Gorzo et al., 2017).

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