Exercise Can Significantly Improve Brain Function After Stroke
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Structured exercise training can significantly improve brain function in stroke survivors, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2017.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of long-term disability. Studies estimate that up to 85 percent of people who suffer a stroke will have cognitive impairments, including deficits in executive function, attention and working memory. Because there are no drugs to improve cognitive function, physical activity – such as physical therapy, aerobic and strength training – has become a low-cost intervention to treat cognitive deficits in stroke survivors. Read more