Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. ... Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each year, approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Source (URL, Date, Pages): Mind, Mood & Memory Vol.10, Number 7, July 2014 p.5

The following are some ideas as how to help your brain become more agile. These activities are called “Neurobic Exercises”. In other words when you do Aerobic exercises you are helping your body, now you will help your brain, which also requires a certain level of exercises by challenging the brain.


These challenging mental tasks are intended to stimulate the production of natural brain growth factors and activate new brain circuits by changing normal patterns or routines and engaging the senses in novel ways. You will find these examples demanding and fun – or think up some of your own.

  • Read a book upside down
  • Perform simple tasks with your eyes closed, using your sense of touch
  • Use your opposite hand to eat, brush your teeth, or copy a poem
  • Spend an afternoon without talking.
  • See if you can share a meal and communicate without speech
  • Try to identify the spices in your spice rack with your eyes closed
  • Listen to an unfamiliar piece of music while taking a scented bath
  • Take a new route to the bank, the supermarket, or shop in a different part of town


DoritaDelemos 300x400In 2014, Professor Dorita DeLemos Down established “The P.A.C.E. Group, LLC”, under which she writes a blog and continues to lecture and write articles on brain injuries and stroke.  Recent information has proven that “The more you work with the brain, the healthier it becomes”.  She is a good example of that statement. From 2005 to 2008 she was engaged as Spanish language Consultant to NIH/NINDS and participated in lectures, conferences, and conventions nationwide.

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