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Rehabilitation Via HOMe Based Exercise

A stroke by definition is when a blood clot interrupts blood flow to the brain, causing brain cells to die. Zehr, an expert on how the human nervous system controls movement, also is the author of two popular-level science books, "Becoming Batman" and "Inventing Iron Man" (Johns Hopkins University Press), about the real and nearly viable physical training and neurological underpinnings needed to become a superhero Strength training is illustrated in these books.
Contrast the expected brain health of an elderly person who eats well, regularly does cross-words, Sudoku, has a good social network and home exercises for stroke patients exercises regularly versus an individual who eats a poor diet, does not do mental or physical exercise and is not socially active.

If MSC treatment becomes available for stroke patients, it is possible that current mortality and morbidity rates could substantially improve due to the direct enhancement of neuroprotection and neurorestoration mechanisms rather than only indirect facilitation or prevention of further damage, e.g. decompressive surgery.
Furthermore, there is also evidence that lower intensity endurance exercise leads to a more prolonged upregulation in central BDNF concentrations (up to 2 h) when compared to short periods of intense exercise ( 22 ). Such findings suggest that the brain BDNF response may be intensity sensitive, which is in agreement with previous findings from neurologically intact human subjects ( 40 , 41 ). However, conclusions regarding the most effective aerobic training parameters for increasing BDNF concentrations are still limited post-stroke, given the large heterogeneity across studies available in the literature.
The researchers concluded patients should be treated as soon as possible after a stroke; even stroke patients aged 55 and older may benefit from cognitive therapy; and therapists should focus on skills training in specific cognitive areas such as attention or visuospatial processing-seeing spatial relationships among objects-rather than taking a non-targeted approach.

Data extraction for each article were: sample size, characteristics of injury (type—mechanism and time post-injury), species evaluated, measuring technique, site and type of tissue (whether systemically or locally measured, and in which tissue, for example, serum, plasma, brain, muscle, etc.), protocol of exercise, instruments of assessment, time between measurements and main results.
More recently, the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as fluoxetine and citalopram , have become the pharmacologic therapy of choice due to the lower incidence of side effects Also, psychologic treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy , group therapy , and family therapy are reported to be useful adjuncts to treatment.
Methods and analysis Thirty people poststroke will be provided with a Neurofenix platform, consisting of a NeuroBall or NeuroBands (dependent on impairment level), seven specially designed games, a tablet and handbook to independently exercise their upper limb for 7 weeks.
Generally speaking, this systematic review showed that central BDNF responses following non-aerobic exercise training in the animal model of stroke are still controversial, whereas aerobic exercise training appears to promote changes in central BDNF concentrations post-experimental stroke in animals.

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