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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Clear Sign That You Will NOT Develop Dementia

So your doctor should be giving you the signs for dementia you should be looking for. I bet you get nothing on dementia from your stroke doctor. Just like Charly in Flowers for Algernon.
https://www.spring.org.uk/2018/05/sign-not-develop-dementia.php?omhide=true
Risk of developing dementia is one-third lower.
Memory often worsens with age — it is a normal part of the aging process.
But, when do mild memory problems signal the onset of Alzheimer’s?
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Ironically, people who realise their memory is getting worse are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds.
Self-awareness, then, is a healthy sign.
Doctors have long suspected that people who seem unaware of their memory problems are at higher risk of dementia, but this is one of the first studies to demonstrate it.
Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, looked at data from 450 patients experiencing mild memory deficits.
The patients’ experience of their own memory was compared with the objective views of friends and family.
Patients unaware of their memory problems turned out to be in worse shape neurologically: they had metabolic dysfunction in their brains and more amyloid proteins (these are linked to Alzheimer’s).
Two years later, patients who were more unaware of their memory problems were at triple the risk of developing dementia.
Dr Serge Gauthier, study co-author, said:
“This has practical applications for clinicians: people with mild memory complaints should have an assessment that takes into account information gathered from reliable informants, such as family members or close friends.”

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