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Detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest

Have you thought about this? About the detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest? This post is about that. A little bit of history about bed rest research Researchers say that bed rest was considered as a treatment strategy in the 19th century. This view was beginning to change at the turning to the 20th century. In 1947, Dr. R.A.J. Asher wrote an article to the British Medical Journal about “Dangers of going to bed”. His…

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Urgent appeal to improve global stroke care

Global stroke care begs urgent attention, particularly in low-middle income countries. Every year, about 15 million face a stroke event in the world. Of them, about 5 million die while another 5 million become disable permanently. Almost 70 percent of stroke events occur in low-middle income countries. Alarmingly, while the new cases per 100,000 declined by half in high-income countries during the past decade, it doubled in low-middle income countries (Johnson et al., 2016). Globally,…

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Posted in Advocacy Best practices For caregivers/stroke survivors

Early mobility improves recovery after stroke

Early mobility is critical for better recovery.

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Measuring blood pressure by yourself matters

The American Heart Association and the American Medical Association promotes measuring our blood pressure at home.

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Posted in Advocacy Best practices

Workplace wellness programs

Workplace wellness programs not only detect those at risk of getting a stroke and coronary heart disease but prevent occurrence also. Overall, these interventions promote general well-being. As a general measure, the strategy is one of the cost-effective interventions of health promotion. How? Employees spend most of their time in the workplace throughout the most productive period of their lives. Carrying out wellness programs yield many dividends not only to themselves but employers and society…

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World Stroke Organization on Stroke and Dementia

In June 2020, The Lancet Neurology published a very important Declaration proclaimed by the World Stroke Organization (WSO) on stroke and dementia. The WSO predicts that by 2050, about 200 million stroke survivors will be in the world. And because of the close link between stroke and dementia, we could expect about 106 million living with dementia; and, thereafter, each year, we may encounter over 30 million new stroke patients. The most notable statement, to…

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Research – practice gap on walking promotion

The 2015 published Cochrane review (1) found only five studies that evaluated community walking sessions for people living a stroke. And, they concluded that the quality of evidence of these studies was very low. Furthermore, only 266 individuals had been involved in all five studies and two of the programs “mimicked” community programs. Walking certainly improves walking ability and speed after a stroke event; the activity itself brings a multitude of benefits not only economically…

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Seek emergency care within the first hour of symptom onset
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Loved ones may delay emergency care for stroke patients

seek emergency care within the first hour of symptom onset

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Cochrane reviews about urine incontinence
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Cochrane reviews on urine incontinence research

Cochrane reviews about urine incontinence

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Cochrane reviews about urine incontinence
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Urine incontinence results in seeking residential care

urine incontinence leads seeking residential care.

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