Friday, February 9th, 2018
Among stroke survivors, feelings of depression and sadness are unfortunately common. The body has experienced acute changes both physically and mentally, and certain emotional responses may be triggered as a result. A survivor may find themselves dealing with bouts of anger, mood swings, and moments of intense crying or laughing, but these reactions do not necessarily indicate a typical case of depression.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Sleep disruption is very common after suffering a stroke, more than half of survivors have problems sleeping in the months following. Poor sleep can slow recovery, cause depression, and even lead to memory problems. Fortunately, there are many ways to alleviate these symptoms.
Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
Whether you’re awake or asleep, your brain is continuously active. Vast amounts of information—thoughts, moments, feelings, etc.—are sent to your brain, where they are filtered and stored, and it’s important for your brain to be working properly in order to place them in the right spots.
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
Recovering after a stroke requires hard work from the survivor and their caretakers. Though this can be intimidating, there is good news: with new technology in apps, patients have more help than ever regaining abilities after their stroke.
Friday, July 14th, 2017
Despite increased public awareness about mental illnesses like depression, many people still are not very familiar with the condition and its symptoms.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) is the new must-have technology tool for gaming, training, or just trying to immerse yourself in a new and virtual environment. From Google Cardboard to Oculus Rift, this technology is becoming more and more accessible to the everyday person. Now anyone can put on a headset and suddenly be transported to a world where they have full control and no consequences.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
As today’s largest generations continue to mature, all age groups are in the center of a significant shift. Within the next 30 years, the population of people over the age of 60 will surpass the number of those beneath it, making awareness of a changing health landscape necessary. In addition to general care and support for our loved ones, it’s vital to note that the risk of stroke increases with age, doubling every decade following the age of 55.