Stroke

Life after a stroke

Singing may help stroke victims

According to a new study, singing helps some stroke patients suffering from non-fluent aphasia - severe difficulties with speech - re-learn how to speak.

Being fit may aid stroke recovery

Doctors have long known that regular exercise can help lower the risk of stroke, but a new study suggests that people who are physically fit also have better odds of recovery if they do suffer a stroke.

Soft diets for stroke patients

It is important to make it as easy as possible for a stroke patient to eat in order to prevent malnutrition and anorexia, writes DietDoc.

Some stroke survivors can't see fear

Damage in some areas of the forebrain may prevent some stroke survivors from being able to recognise anger, disgust and fear, emotions that are related to assessing threats, a small study indicates.

A stroke changed my daughter's life

Cassandra de Agrella had a stroke when she was only 15 years old. Her father candidly talks about how a stroke changed his daughter's life – as well as his own.

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Dr. Ashleigh Bhanjan is a specialist neurologist at the Life Entabeni hospital in Durban. Dr. Bhanjan completed his internship at Johannesburg General hospital and his community service at Ladysmith Provincial hospital before qualifying as a Fellow of the College of Neurologists of South Africa in 2008. Since 2009, he has been practicing at the Life Entabeni hospital as a specialist neurologist with a particular interest in stroke neurology.

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