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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Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know, and How Do You Find One

After having a stroke, you’ve received various forms of treatments. You may have taken prescription medications, undergone certain procedures, and received therapy from various rehabilitation professionals. All of these treatments, before being used with patients, have been thoroughly researched and tested through studies called clinical trials. What are clinical trials? Clinical trials refer to research…

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Cognitive remediation: finding the sweet spot to maximize the benefits

While there are many different approaches to stroke rehabilitation, most fit into one of two categories. The physical approach is the focus of many early rehabilitation programs. The cognitive approach seeks to address the underlying problems that can persist beyond the immediately visible effects of stroke. And it’s this cognitive approach that many stroke sufferers value…

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Can computers help us recover speech? Find out how!

Stroke survivors can often develop problems with speaking if the damage affects language areas of the brain. This condition is called aphasia, and the treatment usually is speech therapy. Communicating is essential for a good quality of life. Imagine not being able to read stories to your grandchildren! Unfortunately, it’s really hard to re-learn how to…

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