Research at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute suggests that exercise should be included in the treatment routine of patients who suffer from stroke because it helps improve their cognitive (mental) deficits. A stroke or a “brain attack” occurs when blood flow to the brain or part of the brain stops, causing damage to the affected areas which lack oxygen. Damage to brain cells may bring about many symptoms, including changes in mental function, such as diminished memory, reduced attention and concentration, confusion, difficulty in reading or writing, and more. Patients who are more severely affected are more likely to be institutionalized […]Continue reading Mental Function in Stroke Patients Improves with Exercise
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