Stroke is a massively pervasive problem in the U.S., with an estimated 795,000 strokes occurring each year. It's the fifth leading cause of death, killing an estimated 142,000 annually. It's also a leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Strokes are also becoming more prevalent in younger people. An estimated 10 percent of all strokes occur in people under the age of 50.
I was like, 'You know what? Somebody needs to start telling people [that] as soon as you have a stroke, make sure you start doing things, especially the things they've asked you to do when they're assessing you. Because those things are safe. They're effective. They zero in on your problem, and you can do them without any special equipment.
Pearl Sutton wrote:
Learning all the time helps keep your brain in shape for learning easier, just as using your muscles and staying in shape makes it easier if you have to suddenly do something that requires effort, so continuing to always learn new things will help recovery if you have a stroke.
Heck I'm struggling with just one. Some brains are better at learning multiple languages and retaining them than others. Yes - it's *very* good for your brain to try but if it's not working, anything that keeps you engaged, learning, problem solving and active physically will do the job. (I swear I'm the only human out there that can mix up French and Japanese!)
So who's for learning more languages? My other one is French, and I have a little Polish, which I am working on. Klingon, anyone?