Grateful on #WorldStrokeDay


For all those that spread the word today about WorldStrokeDay through posts, actions and maybe just through smiles and reflection. I am grateful -Thank you! Sharing a good tip especially on this day #worldstrokeday to get in touch with your brain. Here’s what I’m reading…. Link to Whole Brain Living Book GRATEFUL! My stroke brain …

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

A Gross Case of Lack of Surgical Oversight in PFO Closure


Why is it so difficult to prevent unnecessary medical procedures in the US Healthcare System? This was the subheading of a recent article in the Politics section of the Atlantic on August 13,2021 by Chris Outcalt that caught my eye after a Google alert for stroke and PFO flagged it for me. Image Source: The …

Nutrition, The Gut and Stroke


Link found between gut microbes and stroke New findings from Cleveland Clinic researchers show for the first time that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke.  Date:June 16, 2021 Source:Cleveland Clinic Summary: New findings show that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke. The results lay the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Next Step Forward: Here’s What You May Have Missed!


Next Step Forward: We Are Growing! Join Us for Week 3 We are passing the half way point this Friday for our Enable Us Next Step Forward Program with our kickoff throughout Stroke Awareness Month. If you missed our program launch announcement you can read about Enable Us here. If you missed a previous session, …