Guidelines for Adult Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery

Rehab should include intense mobility-task training for stroke patients with walking limitations. Stroke survivors should be given individually tailored exercise programs to improve their cardiovascular fitness after rehabilitation. Patients should be provided intellectually stimulating environments, with access to computers, books, music, etc.   Patients with impaired speech should be offered speech therapy. Eye exercises should … Read more

5 Surprising Ways To Get Your Memory Back After Stroke

How to Regain Your Memory After Stroke 1. Work with rehab specialists. Speech-language therapy enhances recovery of stroke patients. It helps by stimulating the brain to make neural connections from uninjured parts of the brain to those parts affected by stroke, Dr. Kaisler-Meza says. Bob Mandell, now 71, who had a hemorrhagic stroke in 1996, … Read more

FDA Strengthens NSAID Warning for Heart And Stroke Risks

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened an existing label warning that nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may increase the risk for heart attack or stroke, according to an agency alert sent today. Following a comprehensive review of new safety information, the FDA is requiring the drug labels of all prescription and over-the-counter … Read more

Expert Tips To Detect Early Warning Signs Of Stroke

“Despite these accomplishments, it is clear that there is still much more work to be done to reduce the burden of stroke in our community. The challenge remains to educate as many people as possible about this disorder earliest warning signs and symptoms, so patients can get the immediate treatment they need,” he said in … Read more

Understanding Aphasia in Stroke Survivors

There are many different types of aphasia.  In general, the different aphasia types are classified into two major categories, based on whether or not the person with aphasia has fluent or non-fluent speech.  With fluent aphasias, the person’s ability to produce connected speech is relatively preserved.  However, this does not mean that their word choices … Read more