“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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The following interactive map displays incidences of Stroke by U.S. County based on ethnicity, state and gender based on the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke managed by the Centers For Disease Control.

 

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When you or a loved one suffers a Stroke or a Heart Attack, or you need a medical opinion the following questions need answers from a respected medical authority, for your peace of mind. 

  1. What is going on in the organism of this patient? 
  2.  Can we obtain a Second Opinion? 
  3.  What is being done to contain the problem? 
  4. How long will it take to contain the problem? 
  5. What type of medication is being offered? Over what period of time? What is the “doses” and the purpose of the medication? 
  6. What could be the side effects of the medication being offered, if any?  Is there a Homeopathic medication for this condition?  If so, where can it be found?
  7. How long before the patient will find relief and solace? 
  8.  What non-medical treatments are available to help give relief and solace to the patient?  Where?  At what cost? 
  9.  Is there another type of medical treatment which could also be helpful? If so what would it be?  Who could administer it? When could it be administered? 
  10. Should the patient go to a Rehab facility? When can the patient go to a Rehab facility? When can the patient go home? What is needed in the home to receive the patient? What will the patient need when he gets home? 
  11. What could happen when the patient is at home?  Worst Case Scenario?   
  12. What if the patient lives alone?  Is there someplace one can call to obtain in-home-assistance? 
  13.  What if the patient does not have Medical Insurance Coverage? What can be done to obtain non-insurance type assistance? Where? By what type of facility? 
  14. Is there special training for a Caregiver? Where? How? When?  For how long? What is the cost? 
  15. What is the Attending Doctor’s phone contact?  Cell phone?   
  16. What is the attending Therapist’s phone contact?  Cell phone? 
  17. What special conditions need to prevail to improve the patient?  Such as diet, exercise, mental and physical therapy, others 
  18. What can be done for Depression?  How? When? By Whom? 
  19. Why is the patient going into Depression?  How severe is the Depression? What type of Depression is it? How can the depression be helped medically, non-medically? 
  20. Are there any other mental Disorders the patient could encounter which could be resulting from his present condition?  For Example?  Why? How? 
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DoritaDelemos 300x400In 2014, 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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