Getting her life back after stroke – a story of love and innovation

Imagine… your life partner, your best friend, your go-to person suddenly can’t do the things that you two used to enjoy. In fact, she can’t do a lot of things she used to do just to get through the day. That’s what it can feel like when your spouse suffers a stroke. You can feel…

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Which type of vision therapy after stroke is right for you?

After a stroke, some people might suffer from problems that affect their ability to see. Visual field defects impact the quality of life and interfere with the rehabilitation process. Interventions to correct these issues are essential to a successful recovery. But what types of vision therapy after stroke are available? Two such practices include prism…

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Prism adaptation treatment is promising for improving neglect after a stroke, but is it for everyone?

Strokes affecting the right side of the brain are well-known to cause a cluster of symptoms collectively known as spatial neglect. If you have spatial neglect, you may be inattentive or utterly unaware of objects, stimuli, and even people on the left side of your body. This condition can be inherently frustrating. And, it can…

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ADHD drugs in stroke: are they worth your attention?

Stroke-related conditions can present in many different ways. Some are immediately visible, while others such as those affecting attention and our perception of the world around us are less apparent. These less visible conditions are commonly linked to unilateral neglect. This disorder affects up to 80% of right-brain stroke sufferers. A standardized approach to therapy…

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Improving attention without actually knowing it

A new study discovered that implicit learning (learning something without realizing it) might benefit stroke patients who suffer from a neurological dysfunction known as neglect. Neglect is when someone loses the ability to pay attention to things happening on a particular side of their body. Any person who suffers from neglect is unable to detect…

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