Anti-depressants may do more than just treat the blues after a stroke

Surviving a stroke is a big deal, and many people face depression afterward. Treating depression in stroke is fairly common, and the standard medication is SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). Lately, scientists wondered if SSRIs could help stroke patients more than just simply lifting their mood. Because of how they affect the brain, it’s not…

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The importance of energy — could an energy-rich diet be key in the acute phase of stroke?

We all know that it’s important to eat a balanced diet. Studies indicate that a ‘Mediterranean diet’ high in unsaturated fat and low in red meat and saturated fat can reduce the risk of stroke complications (including the risk of recurrent stroke), but it seems it might not just be what you eat that is…

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Can we use amphetamines to help us recover better after stroke?

Athletes use it to run faster, and kids use it to study harder. We live in a world where performance-enhancing drugs are available at every corner. So you’d think we have something to help with stroke too, right? That’s because rehab after a stroke is no joke. Sure, it might not look like hard work to…

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Steps to a brighter and wider smile – how rehab can help you with your grooming

When we are healthy, we tend to take some things for granted.  But after a stroke, you might be suffering from deficits that make simple activities challenging. Grooming is one of these daily needs that has a huge impact on our self-confidence and health. If we can’t take care of ourselves, we can get sicker…

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Research shows that MOTOmed works! Find out how you can maximize your stroke recovery at home

When it comes to stroke recovery, less is not more. It’s been proven in many studies that the more you exercise, the better you’ll do in the long run. But acute rehab can be tiring and expensive. When you’re training multiple hours a day almost every day at high intensity, the last thing you want…

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