Month: February 2017

Signs of Stroke

How To Identify The Signs of Stroke: Are You FAST Enough?

Identifying The Signs of Stroke: Are You FAST Enough? The established method to identify the signs of stroke has been to apply the FAST acronym.  The Stroke Foundation (Australia) and The American Heart Association have championed the acronym: FAST as the formula to help lay people identity the signs of stroke. How To Identify The …

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Improve Executive Function

After A Neurological Event How Can You Improve Executive Function?

How Can You Improve Executive Function After A Neurological Event? After a neurological event such as an ABI what are some strategies to improve executive function? Be it to assist with achieving tasks at home or in the workplace? What Are Executive Functions? Executive functions are a cluster of higher level cognitive skills which are …

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Exercise After A Stroke

Exercise After A Stroke

Exercise After A Stroke Can It Improve Brain Function? So, after a stroke can exercise improve brain function?  With stroke a leading cause disability in Australia, identifying stroke recovery tools which can help stroke survivors is critical. Findings from the University of Pittsburgh researchers at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017 reports If …

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Assistive Technology For Parkinson's Disease

Assistive Technology For Parkinson’s Disease

Assistive Technology for Parkinson’s Disease You’ve finished your coffee at your local cafe, now comes the hard part: Getting out of the chair and walking through a maze of obstacles of small children, tables and waiters. You reach for your glasses and with their new in built assistive technology for Parkinson’s disease what was hard …

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Dance for Parkinson’s Disease

How Dance For Parkinson’s Disease Can Help You? Do you experience PD symptoms such as struggling with movement, getting in and out of bed, or  frustrated by your speech changes.  Dance For Parkinson’s Disease is a program which was first established about 15 years ago in Brooklyn and is helping people with their PD symptoms. …

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Healthy Ageing

Healthy Ageing

Healthy Ageing and Disability Equipment and Design Solutions For Life Observing “Bill” the other day with his walker I noted it’s far too short. It didn’t help him. It affected his posture by promoting a stopped position. This had an affect his movement patterns which compounded his symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Is this the healthy …

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