Can statins reduce the risk of depression in the first year after stroke?

Depression after stroke can hit anyone. A big part of stroke recovery is learning to accept that things might not be exactly the same. We are constantly learning about new ways to overcome the everyday challenges presented by stroke recovery. However, things aren’t always easy. And when things start to get difficult, depression can affect…

Check out this new way to cheat your brain with “electrical noise” stimulation

Researchers have tried everything from electrical pulses to magnets to stimulate areas of the brain affected by stroke. They look for new ways to supplement recovery. While these high-tech rehabilitation techniques have so far been met with mixed results, there are other promising means to improve the brain’s capacity to adapt and get better. One…

New finding: when it comes to stroke recovery, your dedication might pay off

Rehabilitation is a big part of life following ischemic stroke. When dealing with the day-to-day requirements of chronic stroke (including the risk of second or recurrent stroke), anything that makes your dedication to recovery feel worthwhile can have a significant impact on how you think about your new, post-stroke life. With this in mind, there is…

Watch this video: a recent Korean study suggests an easy way to improve your gait and balance

Things just got a bit easier! A recent Korean study has shown that the free and easy-to-practice circuit training (simple lower limbs and legs training) can significantly improve your balance and gait abilities. In a recent 2017 Korean study, researchers found that circuit training (such as sit to stand, one-leg standing and other lower limb…