A stroke is a pretty serious cardiac event.
Did you know that roughly 140,000 people die every year from strokes, just in the U.S. alone? Strokes are the third leading cause of death in America, and roughly 795,000 people experience a stroke per year.
Basically, a stroke is what happens when the arteries sending blood to or throughout your brain become damaged, a clot forms, and the flow of blood is cut off.
Without blood flow, the cells in your brain become starved for oxygen and begin to die. That cellular death can lead to impaired brain function, with different outcomes depending on the part of the brain where the stroke happens.
But the human body is ever resilient!
One doctor, found a way to get his brain working effectively again after a stroke. What worked for him may very well work for you too.
How to Repair Your Brain
Clinical psychologist David Roland suffered a stroke in mid-2009. As a result of the stroke, he suffered:
- Memory loss and deficits
- Extensive cognitive problems
- Loss of ¼ of his vision
- Attention deficits
For a man who was considered one of the top psychologists in Australia, this was quite a blow.
So what did he do?