What Moved You in May?


May is Stroke Awareness Month Here’s Why it Matters to Me David Dansereau I’m always renewed in May.  Not necessarily because the days are longer and the sun a bit brighter and warmer as we emerge back and get out again cautiously from our isolation, but that certainly helps too.  I’m renewed each May 1st …

At The Heart of Stroke Recovery: Movement is The Best Medicine


So why aren’t we prescribing it and reimbursing it well? Studies show survivors of stroke benefit from aerobic programs with similar dosing to cardiac rehabilitation and why doing so pays dividends. Movement is medicine and at the same time vital to optimal stroke recovery.  So why don’t we prescribe it and reimburse it this same …

Introducing Our Know Stroke Podcast


Launching in May! Visit Enable4Us.com Here to Help Our Enable4Us and KnowStroke Communities! Here’s What We Are Building! We’ll be expanding upon the success and outreach of our Next Step Forward Program we launched in May 2000 during the height of the pandemic. Our new podcast goal is to get you caught up on the …

Boston Marathon Legend Dick Hoyt was the definition of Boston Strong


Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt passed away this week on Wednesday morning. He was 80 years old and a Boston Marathon favorite. I personally looked forward to seeing he and his son Rick on their journey from Hopkinton to Boston just about every year I’ve been blessed to be up in Boston on Patriot’s Day …

Stroke Survivors and Families Getting Seat at ISC 2021 Table!


For the first time ever, stroke survivors, family members and other advocates with an interest in stroke and brain health are being allowed to have a seat at the table and to join in for select sessions at the 2021 International Stroke Conference happening next week.  This is great news and perhaps one of the …

International Stroke Conference and my Final Rehab Thoughts on 2020


Was the ISC2020 a Good Value for Rehab Professionals ? Note: This post should have followed Takeaway post 1 and post 2 in this series in 2020 but then COVID destroyed that plan along with just about everything else the rest of the year! While I was attending the Rehab Tech Summit this past weekend, this …

COVID-19 and the Brain


Many stroke survivors are indeed worried about the effects of contracting COVID-19 and the neurological impact on a brain that has already been insulted from a prior stroke. Is this concern warranted? There is so much missing information of how exactly the COVID-19 virus harms the body, but we now know that the impact of …

COVID-19 and Stroke


Brief Explanation of How COVID-19 Impacts the Whole Body In this short video Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association president, and a stroke neurologist at Columbia University, briefly explains how the virus that causes COVID-19 can impact the whole body, including the heart and brain. https://youtu.be/B7_R6zZysbo Video Source: American Heart Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions We’re …

Bright Minds Still at Risk by Not Knowing about All Stroke Warning Signs


  I just posted an update on our EnableUs blog about the importance of knowing the stroke warning signs and early stroke education.  https://www.enable4us.com The post was in response to new data from the American Heart/Stroke Association’s  Stroke Journal Report  (released October 26th) which revealed nearly one in three young adults in the US still …

Virtual Stroke Support Groups


With physical distancing measures still in place, many of the restaurants, hotels, and community centers that are commonly used for meet ups are closed, or limiting the number per group. That’s why we’ve started our new free service Virtual Stroke Support Groups!