Mirror movements: don’t let your body trick you into slowing your stroke recovery!

Getting things back to normal following stroke takes time and energy. So, it’s understandable if your attention wanes a little from time to time. But these lapses in concentration could be more of a limiting factor to your rehabilitation than you realize. A new study suggests that they might increase the likelihood of ‘mirror movements’.…

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These are the most promising treatments to promote brain repair after stroke

As you would probably expect, your brain heals much differently than any other part of your body. Following an injury, it will spontaneously begin recovering for several weeks or even years when speech or cognition are affected. This unique form of healing allows the brain to reorganize and build new connections over time. By studying the…

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How can you reduce the risk of falling after a stroke?

Falls are common following a stroke. They can have serious consequences both physically and psychologically. Physically, they can lead to injuries such as fractures. Emotionally, they can lead to fears, which can lead to decreased physical activity and social isolation. The incidence of falls among stroke survivors and their potential consequences led a group of researchers…

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Is attention training the key to preventing memory issues after stroke?

After a stroke, many patients experience problems with their thinking and memory skills. As you can imagine, it makes common daily activities more difficult. It also increases the risk of other diseases later on. That’s why researchers set out to test what type of training could help patients regain these skills. Cerebral small vessel disease…

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Can brain stimulation after stroke improve daily activities and arm function?

If you’ve been following Stokemark, you’ve come across Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation or tDCS. This is a form of noninvasive brain stimulation that makes use of low levels of constant current delivered directly into targeted areas of the brain. This technique has been found useful in neurological conditions like stroke. Most effective type of tDCS Although studies have…

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Be mindful of your movements – it may help your stroke recovery

Yoga teacher Jigar Gor once said that “Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down.” And these lessons may benefit stroke patients. A Chinese medical team looked at the available research and believes that patients can benefit from yoga, tai chi, and qigong. In particular, the…

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