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 …

ISC 2020 What We Learned


Part 2: Latest Stroke Science What we learned at the International Stroke Conference  (ISC20) Here’s the conference video if you want to listen to the highlights!Missed Part 1? Here’s my first ISC2020 Takeaway https://youtu.be/L_SO3q1VXno Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD, Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, and Tudor Jovin, MD review the big science stories of ISC 2020 in Los …

Takeaways from the American Stroke Association’s ISC 2020


Part 1: Networking for Stroke Survivors Now that the International Stroke Conference  (ISC20) has come and gone, I’m in major “catch up” mode back at home.  David Dansereau at ISC20 Los Angeles Convention Center Anyone who knows me and has been following my stroke blog knows that this was not my first trip to LA …

What Bothers You Most About Stroke?


WE WANT TO KNOW What caused your stroke? Do you know? Every year, about 200,000 stroke survivors leave the hospital without an answer to this question.  They are told their stroke was cryptogenic, or without a known cause. Strokes of unknown cause, or cryptogenic strokes, account for about 1/3 of all strokes. Not knowing what …