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Exercise and rehab guidelines/ manuals

Resources Ontario Stroke Network: Post-stroke community-based exercise guidelines Fitness and mobility exercise (FAME) program for stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3266302/ FAME program for chronic stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3226792/ Manual for basic exercises for stroke: https://www.oatext.com/manual-of-basic-physiotherapeutic-exercises-for-family-and-caregivers-of-stroke-patients.php#gsc.tab=0 Physical activity and exercises recommendations for stroke:https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/STR.0000000000000022 At-home exercises for stroke survivors:https://strokeconnection.strokeassociation.org/Spring-2019/At-home-Exercises-for-Stroke-Survivors/ Canadian best practices guidelines Management of upper extremity following stroke: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/management-of-the-upper-extremity-following-stroke Range of motion exercises for shoulder, arm, and hand: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/range-of-motion-and-spasticity-in-the-shoulder-arm-and-hand If you have more guidelines, manuals, and other resources related to exercises for stroke,…

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Learning resources for stroke carers

Hyperbrain This resource contains an excellent collection of learning materials from the University of Utah and the products are licensed under creative commons. Stroke prevention This European website provides a comprehensive list of resources to prevent stroke re-occurrence and promote a healthier lifestyle. I will be adding more resources with time to this post. If you, the readers of this post wish to add more useful resources, I am inviting you all to write back….

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Carl Wernicke
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Wernicke’s aphasia: Journeys to the brain-12

aphasia

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neurons
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Neurons: Journeys to the brain -9

An illustrated neuron graphic

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neuron forest
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Neuron forest: Journeys to the brain-8

“Neuron” by NIH-NCATS is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Our brain contains about 100 billion neurons; it looks like a neuron forest. because a neuron is more or less similar to a tree. These are cells – a special kind of cells. At one end, it sprouts a large number of very thin short threads – “dendrites”. The ends of these receive electrical signals from other neurons via small fluid-filled ponds – “synapses”. The received signals pass along until…

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Seek emergency care within the first hour of symptom onset
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“Time is brain”: Journeys to the brain-7

As soon as a stroke strikes within minutes brain cells – neurons and glial cells – begin to die; each second costs as many as 32,000 neuron cells, 230 million synapses, and 200 meters of axonal fibers. In terms of minutes, each passing minute costs 1.9 million neuron cells, 13.8 billion synapses, and  12 kilometers of axonal fibers (Saver J.L. 2005). Stroke kills 32,000 neurons each passing second. Saver J.L. (2005) So, every second counts in an event…

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Brain's internal collateral system
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Brain’s collaterals: Journeys to the brain-6

Brain’s internal collateral systems: (Image source: Stroke Journal) You must have read my post on Brain’s blood flow: Journeys to the brain- 4. It is not the only oxygen and food supply route to the brain; we have our brain’s alternate collateral supply system too – just in case. This brain’s collaterals are a very recent finding. However, we have been known about the primary source of these collaterals: the Circle of Willis. Circle of…

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blood clot in an ischaemic stroke
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Types of strokes: Journeys to the brain-5

Ischemic stroke : source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The term, “stroke” refers to a sudden stoppage of blood flow to a part of the brain. It can happen either due to a block to a supply route (artery) or a blast (rupture) in a supply route. The block to a supply route occurs due to a blood clot that lodges within a blood supplying vessel, an artery, or…

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How blood flows in our brain: Journeys to the brain-4

brain’s blood flow

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the little man from Wikimedia Commons
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“Two little humans”: Journeys to the brain-3

The little man from Wikimedia Commons  This journey will meet “Two little humans” who “live” on the brain surface. Dr. Wilder Penfield and Edwin Boldrey “discovered” them in 1937. That is an amazing story. They began their expedition while working at McGill University. Dr. Wilder Penfield served there as a brain surgeon. During that time, while operating under local anesthesia, they mapped corresponding brain regions where the sensory information are received from different body parts….

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