Is a group-based approach to memory training better than going it alone?

With stroke being recognized as one of the most common causes of long-term disability, it might sometimes feel like your path to recovery was set long before you even experienced a stroke. But the reality is that there is still much that is unknown. And while clinical research plays a role in improving our understanding…

Improving your brain while you sleep

Sometimes great things, including scientific discoveries, happen by accident. For instance, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin when he noticed a mold that had contaminated one of his samples. And a large scale Japanese study on the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) made an interesting, unexpected observation. Patients who fall asleep during their rTMS session…

Epilepsy after stroke: what are the treatment options?

After experiencing a stroke, life changes… a lot. And for roughly 7% of stroke survivors, post-stroke epilepsy (PSE) is the challenge they face. Unfortunately, only limited treatment options for the condition exist. That’s why researchers from Japan decided to look into this topic. They reviewed the current PSE knowledge looking at the latest data on…

Could a bad night’s sleep mean more than just an unproductive day for stroke survivors?

We all know that a bad night’s sleep can leave us feeling worse for wear, but did you ever stop to think that your troubled nights might mean more than just unproductive days? If the number of studies investigating the association of sleep with health is anything to go by, chances are you have —…