According to the American Stroke Association 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes. Stroke is now the No. 5 cause of death in the country. Only about 10 percent of stroke victims recover almost completely while 25 percent recover with minor impairments, 40 percent suffer moderate to severe impairments requiring special care and 10 percent require care in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. Unfortunately, 15 percent die shortly after having a stroke. (October 9, 2018)
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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
Source: Neurology Now
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