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Top Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease As you get older, you might worry more about diseases such as Alzheimer’s, but you can actually do a lot to lower your chances of getting it. Here are some important lifestyle tips that keep your brain young! PIX 1.pages

Busting Recovery Myths – What you need for speech & language recovery. And why you might not get it. “They told me the window for my recovery had closed. You’ve plateaued and there’s nothing more we can do for you right now.” I’ve had lots of stroke and brain-injury survivors recount similar stories. And then […]

An intracranial hemorrhage is the most devastating type of stroke. Dr. David Fiorella, an interventional neuroradiologist at Stony Brook University Medical Center, explains how the Apollo System, a new minimally invasive device, can help stroke survivors suffering from this type of stroke. StokeSmart: What is an intracranial hemorrhage? David Fiorella: Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), or bleeding […]

Recent studies indicate that incorporating virtual reality technology—including that used in popular gaming systems like Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation, and Microsoft Kinect—into a therapy regimen can help improve mobility and function. How it Works Virtual reality (VR) simulates real-life activities and experiences and provides feedback that makes you feel like you’re part of the gaming […]

At one point scientists believed the brain stopped growing new neural pathways as we grew older. While certainly the first years of childhood are developmentally dynamic, the latest research shows you can grow new pathways at any point in your life. If your brain has been injured by stroke or trauma, utilizing your brain’s capacity […]

How the Flu Shot Could Cut Stroke Risk, an article posted by Mara Calomino Oct 31 2013 for Stroke Smart. Fall is in full bloom with winter rapidly approaching, which means that flu season is upon us. The benefits of getting a flu vaccine now go beyond simply preventing influenza. But more than half of […]

An article from Lingraphica: What is Teletherapy? Why It Matters to You For years, news outlets have been writing about the changing healthcare marketplace. Writers introduce the shifting marketplace by using interchangeable terms like teletherapy, telepractice, and telemedicine, leaving readers and potential patients scratching their heads wondering “what is this?” We’re here to set the […]

This article is from Lingraphica: New Study Shows Adults With Chronic Aphasia Improve With Teletherapy For many years it was widely believed post-stroke survivors with aphasia would essentially plateau six months into their recovery. In an effort to test this assumption and support the community of adults with chronic aphasia, we studied the effectiveness of our speech-generating devices in […]

Spouse’s Stroke Has Long-Term Impact on Partner’s Health Multiple, persistent health issues afflict husbands and wives of stroke survivors Caring for a spouse who has had a stroke may have negatively affected the mental and physical health of even relatively young caregivers for many years after the event, researchers reported. In one of the first […]

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Concerned Daughter posts an inquiry: My mother had a stroke 5 years ago. She was lucky and it left her healthy, with the exception of Aphasia/Apraxia. She is a very stubborn and proud lady of 68 years. However, since her stroke, she refuses to get help or take therapy. Her Aphasia embarrasses her and therefore […]