“Upload” more Brain Power? Is this the future of Stroke Rehab/Recovery ?


While researching emerging technologies for brain recovery as part of my new book, I started following the work that the MIT Media Lab is doing especially the work of Ed Boyden a biological engineer and brain and cognitive scientist.   If you have the time go watch the video he did for TED below, this is […]

How to best help stroke survivors use gait technology to regain mobility


My article entitled “Simple Steps”  was printed in the April issue of Advance for Physical Therapy Magazine.  If you missed it you can go to this link to read my article and learn more about some of the new technologies for stroke rehabilitation.

What would you do?


post by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org A healthy 8 year old boy is playing with friends when suddenly he begins to experience severe left eye pain.  He goes to pick up the ball and his right arm isn’t cooperating, allowing the ball to continue to escape his grip.  You also notice his speech just doesn’t […]

Join the STOP Stroke event at the Massachusetts State House on March 31, 2011


We are all facing tight times, but I urge Governor Deval Patrick not to be “penny wise and pound foolish” when it comes to stroke education and prevention*.  -DP Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Please help my good friends at the American Heart / American Stroke Association(AHA/ASA) in Massachusetts as they are planning an important stroke awareness event […]

Did Serene Branson have a stroke on live TV last evening during the Grammys?


by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org And is CBS and perhaps the folks involved in Miss Branson’s care that evening guilty of not knowing the stroke warning signs??  You decide… There are reports from LA circulating that a local reporter , Serene Branson, may have experienced a stroke or “some kind of neurological event” while reporting […]

What You Need to Know about Stroke Recovery (you can learn from a 15 year old SURVIVOR)


How Do You Turn a Bad Situation into an Inspirational Message?   “Stroke Recovery is  not easy, but as Jamie Coyle and her friend Tedy Bruschi will say, you have to start by adopting an attitude to “Never Give Up”!  – DP Dansereau, Know-Stroke.org As a physical therapist one of my most important tasks is […]

Tedy Bruschi to be honored tonight on Monday Night Football


According to Patriots.com The New England Patriots will honor former linebacker Tedy Bruschi in a special halftime ceremony during  tonight’s game against the New York Jets. Beyond his impressive numbers on the field and becoming an all time New England fan favorite, his peers and other stroke survivors look at Tedy with inspiration for his […]

Take Life’s Simple 7 to Assess your Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Risk


The American Heart Association (AHA) has created a simple way for you to know where you stand on the road to good health through seven steps all of us need to live healthy. I’ve tested this easy web assessment tool  recently and am sharing my report below because I believe it is one of several […]

Stroke Education Website gets New Look


The National Stroke Association recently announced it now has a redesigned  website at www.stroke.org. If you get a moment check out their brand-new stroke education site and watch the video recorded by their CEO, Jim Baranski announcing the website unveiling. I find the new website much more accessible, and there are some new ways you can get involved […]