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Monday 29 October 2012

World Stroke Day

Adelheid 2003

A day for almost everything

It appears that there is now a world day for just about everything under the sun, and World Stroke Day is one of them.

It is a really important to recognise this day and I am doing so by reminding everyone that if you are searching for information about stroke, whether it is to do with rehabilitation, research, devices or any other subject, do not forget to take a look at dean’s stroke musings.

A tip for every occassion

There is so much information there you are bound to discover something useful, and written between the lines there are also some very witty remarks, presumably from Dean the Muser himself!

I was glad to read yesterday that Dean is still making progress with the bike riding and I hope that the weather remains warm enough for him to make a few more attempts before taking a break for the duration of the winter weather.

On the bike

I am very embarrassed to admit that my bike has been neglected for a long time. My excuse is tiredness, and the early-morning, and very dark, starts to the days. I do not like riding when I am tired and visibility is poor especially when it is school-run time.

Really I should mark World Stroke Day by getting back out there in the last of the Autumnal, albeit rather colder, weather.
As an example of how thorough Dean’s blog is below is a list of the snippets of he covered yesterday. I receive a list like this every night at midnight CET –

·         2012 statistics
·         caffeine - Good vs. bad


oc1dean said...

Thanks for the shoutout Susie, I won't be posting something specifically on World Stroke Day because it only serves to provide a confirmation to stroke associations that what they are doing is useful. I disagree, stroke associations have completely failed survivors. Dean

Susie Mallett said...

Thank you for leaving your comment here Dean.

I enjoy reading your blog very much. It has become part of my daily computing routine.

I am not a stroke survivor so I am not really in a position to judge whether the stroke associations have completely failed but I think I can quite honestly say that the stroke survivors who I work with, who have sought out conductive pedagogy and adopted a conductive lifestyle, would agree with you.

They nearly all have looked for an alternative two or three years after the stroke when, yes, the health system failed to provide what they felt they needed in order to continue their recovery.

Thank you once more, Dean, for your valuable contribution to our knowledge on a huge range of subjects.

with best wishes

Andrew said...

Stroke associations, cerebral palsy associations, this association, that association. Not just those for the disabled and their families either. Do they ALL follow the same natural history, from informal ginger group, to formal structure, to salaried professional institution – transforming from part of a hoped-for solution to part of an ever-growing problem.

If so, what is the pivotal point, along the way? What brings about that critical transformation. There MUST be a better way, and maybe there are organisations that demonstrate it.