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, May 17, 2018

The Personality Trait Linked To Dementia - anxiety

How is your doctor addressing your anxiety that s/he knows absolutely nothing about getting you 100% recovered? DOING NOTHING I BET.
 https://www.spring.org.uk/2018/05/personality-dementia.php?omhide=true
 
Having moderate or severe anxiety in midlife is linked to dementia later on, new research finds.
Anxiety is strongly linked to the personality trait of neuroticism, which includes sadness, irritability and self-consciousness.
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The extra risk could be related to the stress caused by a mental health condition.
The stress response to anxiety could accelerate the aging process in the brain, increasing cognitive decline.
Depression has already been linked to a doubling of the risk in developing dementia.
Tackling anxiety and depression in midlife could be a way to reduce dementia risk, the study’s authors write:
“Non-pharmacological therapies, including talking therapies, mindfulness-based interventions, and meditation practices, that are known to reduce anxiety in midlife, could have a risk-reducing effect, although this is yet to be thoroughly researched.”
The study was a meta-analysis, a type of research that pools together the results of other studies.
The researchers found four large studies examining the link between dementia and anxiety that together included almost 30,000 people.
All four studies found that moderate to severe anxiety was linked to developing dementia later on.
The researchers write:
“Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years.”
Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:
“Mental health conditions like anxiety and depression have been linked to dementia before and many overlapping symptoms make a dementia diagnosis difficult.
This review took a high-quality approach, combining findings from four existing studies exploring anxiety as a risk factor for dementia.
[…]
It’s important to remember that just because there is an association between the two factors does not necessarily mean that anxiety causes dementia.
Dementia is caused by a complex mix of risk factors including age and genetics and although this study looked at dementia in people more than ten years after being diagnosed with anxiety, we know the diseases leading to dementia can begin in the brain up to twenty years before any symptoms show.”

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