Category: Stroke Care

Congratulations to..

…Maree and Tamsin for gaining the two free places in the March 2018 Neuroplasticity course. There are still free places if you’d like to enrol. To find out more about all the courses I’m offering in 2018, go to the CPDLife® website.

Global Burden of Stroke

February 2018: Feigin et al (2016) Global burden of stroke and risk factors in 188 countries, during 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet Neurology, 15(9), 913–24 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ S1474-4422(16)30073-4 I thought I should start off this year talking…

Mindfulness After Stroke

We’re in December again, the festive season of Christmas is fast approaching for some of us, and 2018 will arrive in less than four weeks! The Christmas “message” is about joy and peace. Perhaps this is the craziest thing I have ever done, but…

Cognitive Rehabilitation

November 2017 Gamito et al (2017) Cognitive training on stroke patients via virtual reality-based serious games, Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(4), 385-388, DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2014.934925 I’m often asked: What interventions have proven efficacy to improve cognition outcomes after stroke? Or, put another way, if I need…

Stroke Clinical Guidelines

For this month’s journal club, I’ve chosen to feature the Australian Stroke Foundation’s Clinical Guidelines (2017) which were released in September. Clinical guidelines play a very important role in clinical practice and they are increasingly seen by the general public as what should and…

Caregivers and Stroke

September 2017: Krieger et al. (2017) Developing a complex intervention program for informal caregivers of stroke survivors: The Caregivers’ Guide. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 31(1), 146-156. DOI 10.1111/scs.12344 Yet again, I had the honour of presenting to therapists on stroke recovery; this time…

Changing Stroke book

It is my very great pleasure to let you know that my new book titled: Changing Stroke: Radical Rethink of Recovery, is now available! The book costs AUD$45 and, for Australian customers, this includes GST. Please note, there are additional costs for packaging and postage…

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