Monday, July 15, 2013

Has It Really Been So Long?

Has it really been so long since I've blogged? No excuse!!  How is everyone doing? I hope you have all been staying cool this summer. With record temperatures sweeping the U.S., it's so important that we all stay hydrated and healthy.  Have any strokies noticed changes in their speech with the weather change? Granted everyone is a little slower in the summer months, we walk slower, take time to smell the flowers and are just generally more relaxed but I don't know, I feel like my brain operates on dial up during this time of year.

I've also been thinking about brains after 40. (This is a very random post, I know.) Brains start to deteriorate after 40 or so. While this is normal, what does it mean for strokies who already have some brain damage. Who will I be once I turn 40? And after 40? This has weighed heavily on my mind (stroke joke) these past couple of days. Short term memory loss is normal at this age, so what about those of us who struggle with this already. Does that mean that we won't have it because we got smacked with it already or will it get worse? So far I've been reading that we can do brain boosting exercises which we should be doing anyway! In my research, I found this article from 2010 that still holds true today. Check it out The Talents Of A Middle-Aged Brain

and be well!

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