Road to Stroke Recovery


We discussed on this episode how the adjectives we use to describe how we are feeling after our stroke, both as survivors and caregivers change as we begin to be empowered and begin to heal and move forward in our own road to stroke recovery.Listen @ Know Stroke Podcast S3E3 My road back from a …

Know Stroke Podcast : That’s a Wrap for 2021!


Thank you! What a fun successful first year of the Know Stroke Podcast!  Thanks to Our Know Stroke Podcast 2021 Guests and Listeners! We’d like to thank all of our great guests that were gracious to trust and work with us to make this year possible. Thank you to: Caroline Goggin @7NewsBoston (also the welcome …

Interview with Katelyn Skeels Stroke Advanced Practice Nurse Tufts MC


In our last episode of Season 2 we welcomed Kate Skeels, Stroke Advance Practice Nurse at Tufts Medical Center to the show. Listen to this episode! We picked the great discussion right up where we left off with her Tufts colleague Dr. Lester Leung from our previous episode. We learned what brought Kate from her …

Interview with Dr. Carolyn Brown, Founder of StrokeOT


Dr Brown first assisted us with the Next Step Forward Program back in May 2020. Dr Brown is a clinically certified occupational therapist with over 25 years experience in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation and is the founder of StrokeOT.org

Know Stroke Podcast S2E2


Season for Change About this episode:  Listen to S2E2 Here https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/9338329 Co-Founders of EnableUs and Co-Hosts of the Know Stroke Podcast Michael Garrow and David Dansereau recap “In the News” this past week and discuss more great media coverage on music therapy and how things continue rocking and rolling for MedRhythms. A few days after …

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 …

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 …

We’re all “sick and tired” and Feeling it!


How do you keep your brain resilient during this crazy pandemic? Last month I highlighted the science around COVID and the Brain in this post. Today, I’m following up that article which featured information from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s new book, Keep Sharp on how to further optimize brain health with a few more tips on …

COVID-19 and the Brain


Reports are starting to circulate throughout the world about the potential damaging effects the coronavirus has on the brain and nervous system.  These possible links are preliminary and are just beginning to be tracked. As reported by Dr Robert Stevens, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore We know almost nothing about the potential interactions between …