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PITTSBURGH (CBS) — The road to recovery for stroke victims can often be long and difficult, but some patients are now seeing incredible recoveries thanks to a new kind of stem cell treatment. Five years ago, 31-year-old Sonia Coontz suffered a devastating stroke that severely damaged her brain. It partially paralyzed the young woman on […]

Some time ago someone asked me what happens when one has a stroke. Since every stroke is different I didn’t want to give him a description of my stroke. We have to remember that some people hardly notice it, while others have an inkling that something is wrong, and others again feel it quite violently. […]

iBOT Poised for Comeback Toyota and Dean Kamen Enter an Agreement to Facilitate Innovations that Foster Mobility Solutions for the Disabled Community. May 21, 2016 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 21, 2016) – Toyota Motor North America is joining forces with DEKA Research and Development, the company founded by legendary inventor Dean Kamen, to support mobility solutions […]

Columbia University Study on Aphasia, Apraxia, & the Brain. For people with Aphasia & Apraxia in the NYC area. Who we are: Speech Language Pathologists and Researchers at the Neurocognition of Language Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University What we do: We study what happens in the brain when people have aphasia and apraxia. We […]

By studying the brains of stroke survivors, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have identified the distinct parts of the brain that control spelling. Their research could lead to better therapies for spelling recovery. The research, published in the journal Brain, linked basic spelling difficulties for the first time with damage to seemingly unrelated regions of […]

SUNDAY, March 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Toxic buildup of a protein in the brain’s language centers may help drive a rare form of dementia that causes people to lose their ability to use language, a new study finds. Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago used high-tech imaging to track the buildup of amyloid protein […]

Caregivers feeling strained by their duties for a spouse were more likely to suffer strokes, a study found. Spousal caregivers who reported being under moderate or severe strain had a 5.1% rate of incident stroke, compared with 2.6% among propensity-matched people who were not caregivers (hazard ratio 1.958, 95% confidence interval 1.002-3.828), Sindhu Lakkur, PhD, […]

Family and other unpaid caregivers perform many activities on a regular basis as they help an older adult. These include making appointments, ordering and keeping track of medicines, assisting with personal care, shopping, doing housework, and providing transportation. Such caregivers play a crucial role in helping manage disabled adults, but are often invisible in the […]

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients have worse outcomes when delays occur in restoring blood flow to the brain, a new study says. Dutch researchers looked at 500 people who suffered a stroke caused by blocked blood flow to the brain — what’s known as an ischemic stroke, the most common form. […]

Giving stroke survivors problem-solving therapy in addition to traditional rehab may help them to manage complex tasks. With problem-solving therapy, stroke patients learn to identify problems and goals, come up with multiple solutions, choose the best options, and evaluate how well their choices work out. Researchers from Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam tested the […]