Sunday, July 19, 2009

WALTHAMSTOW: Ex-footballer admits attempted murder of teenager

She was left with paralysis down one side of her body as well as a condition known as aphasia, meaning she was unable to communicate.

But she has since recovered and nine months after the attack, she was able to tell officers that Celaire, now calling himself McNish, had admitted unintentionally killing Miss McDermott.

Miss Hoyte told detectives she had found court papers relating to Celaire's 2002 trial and that he had confessed the killing when she confronted him.

His acquittal for murder was subsequently overturned at the Court of Appeal and he pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Next...

Friday, July 17, 2009

U-M program helps stroke victim recover

by Lisa Carolin | The Livingston Community News
Wednesday June 24, 2009, 4:35 PM

Terri Thompson was working out at a gym with her sister in January 2007 when her world suddenly changed.

Thompson, 49, of Putnam Township, suffered a stroke and, although she received medical attention quickly, she couldn't move her right arm and leg, and she couldn't speak. Next..

GE Healthcare And Its Partners Launch Major Stroke Campaign With The Support From China's Ministry Of Health

22 Jun 2009 , Beijing, China : GE Healthcare and China’s Ministry of Health announced today the official kick off of the “Stroke Prevention and Control Project” organized by the Chinese Association of Geriatrics Research, the Chinese Health Development Foundation and GE Healthcare. The project aims to build a national stroke prevention and control network in China in an effort to reduce stroke incidence and mortality rates, improve people's health and quality of life as well as to reduce the stroke-related cost burden for the country. Next..

Acquired Childhood Aphasia

Aphasia is an acquired condition. In other words, it occurs in children whose language skills had been developing normally. The language loss or impairment follows damage to the brain caused by, for example, tumour, head injury, stroke or infection. The aphasic child may have a partial or total inability to NEXT..

Medical breakthroughs are bringing new hope to people with traumatic brain injuries September 6, 2008, was a clear-blue Indian summer day in Nebraska. Jennifer Ruth sat in the stands and watched her 12-year-old son, Derek, run with the football. She was unconcerned when he was tackled in a routine play. But as he fumbled the ball, she remembers seeing his right arm drop oddly, almost in slow motion. “He never does that” flickered through her mind. The coach noticed a glazed look on Derek’s face in the team huddle. He pulled him aside and asked him for the date, score, and his brothers’ names. Derek answered correctly. Then, minutes later, he screamed, “My head,” pulled off his helmet, and collapsed.

Derek was taken to a trauma center and went into surgery. After several weeks in the ICU and months of therapy, he is regaining his physical and cognitive abilities. At first, he could only give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down response to questions; now he reads at a sixth-grade level and tackles algebra problems NEXT...

Selective aphasia in a brain damaged bilingual patient [Neurophilosophy]

N THE 1860s, the French physician Paul Broca treated two patients who had lost the ability to speak after suffering strokes. When they died, he examined their brains, and noticed that both had damage to the same region of the left frontal lobe. About a decade later, neuropsychiatrist Carl Wernicke described a stroke patient who was unable to understand written words or what was said to him, and later found in this patient’s brain a lesion towards the back of the left temporal lobe. Next..

ViVA / Potential Advantages for Aphasiacs

As the average age of humans increases, a person will face the increased likelihood of developing at least one chronic condition that may have an impact on his/her cognitive abilities (Czaja, Gregor, & Hanson, 2009). Aging can have physical, cognitive, and eve Next...