How mindfulness can help you find the words again – one stroke patient’s journey

A hot topic in our world today is the importance of mindfulness and mental health. We usually think of these methods as helpful ways to prevent disease. But, what if it can help the sick too? A woman who couldn’t speak Catherine is 60-year-old, African-American woman had survived a left-hemisphere stroke 14 years ago that…

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Combining therapies – it worked for one stroke patient, even years after the stroke!

Most of the time, recovery years after a stroke is rare. The prognosis at that point is poor, and most people accept that their deficits are permanent. One man, however, was able to achieve the unthinkable. He was able to improve his function and activity despite suffering severe weakness in half his body. How did…

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Commercial pilot grounded by a stroke: managed to fly again!

June 16, 2011, passengers board a commercial flight from Frankfurt Airport to JFK. The captain of the flight begins his announcement, “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. This is your captain speaking….” This is your typical international flight: passengers settle in, flight attendants prepare for take-off. But, we need to mention one very important detail. The…

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Find out how one man recovered his senses after a stroke

One of the most common problems that people suffer after a stroke is a loss of sensation. Doctors still have a hard time figuring out what’s best to help patients recover this after a stroke. Strokemark has reported on other studies where Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) helped patients. However, the researchers in this study took…

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A woman recovers from sensory problems after a stroke – find out how!

Problems with sensation are common for stroke survivors. Up to 85% of stroke patients will suffer from some form of sensory impairment. It’s one thing to exercise weak muscles during recovery, but how can we help sensations heal? Right now, there isn’t a good strategy for the recovery of sensation impairments after a stroke. However,…

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This is how a scientific article made me realize what the real problem was with dad

Often reality blindsides stroke patients. Things that look okay right after a stroke, turn out to be problematic, while symptoms that look horrible go away in no time with minimal effort. This can be very confusing, especially because each stroke is different. Family members are confused as well about how to manage a case of…

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This recovery story of a 26-year-old stroke patient starts in her inbox and ends in a bike ride

Mary is 26 years old. Five years ago, out of nowhere, she had a stroke. Back in 2013, she was only 21 years old, but her age is not as unique as you might think. Many young people, including children, can suddenly suffer from a stroke. It can hit anyone. Like many other patients, Mary…

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Just published: a case study of magnetic therapy and an amazing recovery 6 years after stroke

A recent case study revealed a potential new therapy to help chronic stroke patients regain arm or hand mobility. The therapy is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS uses magnetic pulses over a person’s head to change electrical activity deep inside the brain. This technology has been used to treat many psychiatric conditions such as depression.…

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