Follow these guides to regain walking after a stroke
Basic rules As in the case of regaining arm and hand movements, the following five basic rules apply to regain walking after a stroke. This post looks at the evidence about how caregivers should apply the above rules in their efforts of regaining walking ability. Assess severity The journey begins…
Regaining bladder control: Strategies for stroke caregivers
Evidence exists that stroke carers can help stroke survivors regain bladder control after a stroke. It seems, however, that this is not a routine practice. Instead, Bladder leakage is managed with pads and catheters without treating the cause. Jo Booth, Professor of Rehabilitative Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University.1 What can…
Stroke recovery: Tips to regain movements and coordination
Important! The first six months after a stroke is crucial for better recovery. Do you know why? Read the brain’s recovery attempts after stroke. 1. Move early “Help to sit out of bed, stand, or walk 24 hours after the stroke event”* NICE Guidelines, (2019)1; *only after the attending physician…
How a stroke causes urine incontinence
Stroke can result in either urinary incontinence or retention. It occurs as a result of the killing of neurons that are responsible in regulating the peeing.
A free screen reader for the visually impaired
A stroke may either weaken vision or completely shut it off. And, those who are aged may have lower vision due to age. This is another barrier to improve communication of the stroke survivors as well as those already visually impaired. Because of this, they are unable to socialize with…
What does stroke rehabilitation mean?
This post discusses the concept of stroke rehabilitation. This is where stroke carers have a big role to play. Here, we discuss when the stroke rehabilitation begins, what aspects it includes, and the current expert recommendations. What is stroke rehabilitation? It has three goals: Re-learning the lost skills Managing existing…
Detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest
Detrimental effects of prolonged bed rest are many. Find out what researchers say.
Glial cells: Journeys to the brain-6
Glial cells with a neuron: Source: Open Stax.org RICE University under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license We know about neurons; do we know enough about Glial cells? Glial cells outnumber neurons. And, they are very close allies of neurons. If they do not exist, neurons cannot exist. Types of glial cells…
Movement recovery resources for stroke survivors
Resources Canadian best practices guidelines If you have more guidelines, manuals, and other resources related to exercises for stroke, please send us. Clinicians’ handbook US resources E-learning resources
Aerobic exercises necessary for better stroke recovery
In your post-stroke recovery journey, experts say to blend cardio exercises with muscle strength exercises