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"Judo is ideal for persons with or without disabilities"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Ludger Steffens [26/11/2015] A change of gait pattern and paralysis on the right side of the body and particularly of the arm – at first glance, these consequences of a stroke don’t appear to be the best prerequisites to partake in the sport of Judo. Yet Ludger Steffens likes to prove the opposite is true. REHACARE.com spoke with the 63-year-old about successes and inclusion in martial arts."Judo is ideal for persons with or without disabilities" - Read more

Strokes in children: Self-help groups support families

The "Marktplatz Gehirn" (The Brain Marketplace) theme park is an inherent part of the REHACARE. The subject of stroke is routinely a focal point here. And yet, many people in Germany don’t know that children – although rarely – can have strokes, too. Affected families primarily look for an exchange with self-help groups. Strokes in children: Self-help groups support families - Read more

G-Volution: Fall prevention strikes a new path at REHACARE

"Keep your feet firmly on the ground". This is what we say to someone who needs to calm down or remain within bounds. At REHACARE 2015 a special carpet will be presented which aims to reach exactly the opposite: Those who walk on it shall burst out of their own bounds and learn to walk more securely and become more mobile again.G-Volution: Fall prevention strikes a new path at REHACARE - Read more

Stroke: News about platelets

Photo: Platelets [02/09/2015] Platelets play a key role in strokes: They can even drive nerve cells in the brain into a kind of suicide mode, as scientists from the University of Würzburg now report in the journal Blood.Stroke: News about platelets - Read more

Soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation

Photo: Two men testing the glove [12/08/2015] Initial rehabilitation therapy for many stroke victims may focus on regaining the ability to walk. But when hands also are affected, therapy focused only on the legs can leave hand muscles contracted. A new, soft robotic glove that can open and close a patient's hand may bring stroke victims relief in a lightweight device that is less expensive and more pliant than current exoskeleton technology. Soft robotic glove for post-stroke hand rehabilitation - Read more

New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Graphic: Stent is passed through an artery [03/08/2015] In the last decade, Intra-Arterial (IA) stroke therapy has gained notable momentum as an effective and safe treatment option for patients. Two new studies further reinforce the value and progress of IA treatment with conclusions that the innovative new devices that facilitate this approach are reducing treatment times, improving outcomes and decreasing mortality rates. New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes - Read more

100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered stroke risk

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Pieces of chocolate [17/06/2015] Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, finds research published online in the journal Heart. There does not seem to be any evidence for cutting out chocolate to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, conclude the researchers.100 g of chocolate daily linked to lowered stroke risk - Read more

Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Images of brain [08/06/2015] Having a stroke ages a person's brain function by almost eight years, new research finds - robbing them of memory and thinking speed as measured on cognitive tests. In both black and white patients, having had a stroke meant that their score on a 27-item test of memory and thinking speed had dropped as much as it would have if they had aged 7.9 years overnight.Strokes steal 8 years' worth of brain function - Read more

COGWATCH: Helping stroke patients to regain their independence

Photo: Man with a cup of tea using COGWATCH [08/05/2015] Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide; they kill more than one million people in Europe each year accounting for 14 percent of all deaths. About a third of the 8 million stroke survivors in the EU are left with some degree of physical or cognitive impairment affecting their ability to plan and carry out actions.COGWATCH: Helping stroke patients to regain their independence - Read more

People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke

Photo: Woman with migraine [01/04/2015] People who have migraine headaches with auras are at roughly double the risk of suffering the most common type of stroke. The risk is more than tripled in people with migraine who smoke. And migraineurs who smoke and use birth control pills are seven times more likely to have strokes.People with migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke - Read more

 
 

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