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

Thursday, February 22, 2018

8 tips for recovering from a stroke

Makes it sound easy but no mention that only 10% fully recover.
http://wvumedicine.org/news/article/8-tips-for-recovering-fromstroke/
WVU Medicine Physiatrist Karen Barr, MD, provides important tips for stroke recovery.
1. Neurological healing takes time and hard work.

2. Stroke prevention medications are key.

3. A rehab specialist can help you take steps toward recovery.

4. A physiatrist can address your physical and emotional needs.

5. Assistive equipment may be needed temporarily.

6. Exercise is important, even after a stroke.

7. Tell your doctor about any medical symptoms that occur.

  • Spasticity:
     
  • Pain:
     
  • Depression: 
8. Attend a WVU Medicine stroke support group.
The WVU Stroke Center offers a forum for education and peer support. You can also participate in some stroke support group meetings from the comfort of your own home via smartphone or computer. To learn more, contact Angela J. Schaffer at 304-293-1795 or schaffera@wvumedicine.org.

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