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.

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.

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.

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Dr Naeem Brey completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree in 2003 at the University of Cape Town. In 2010 he started he started specialising in Neurology at Tygerberg Hospital and graduated with his specialist exam in FCNeurol (Fellowship of the College of Neurology) in May 2013.

He has a particular interest in stroke as well autoimmune and demyelinating neurological illnesses. Read more about Dr Naeem Brey

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