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Doctor insights on: Can Tai Chi Help To Rehabilitate The Aging Brain And Keep Your Brain Young

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Can tai chi help to rehabilitate the aging brain and keep your brain young?

Can tai chi help to rehabilitate the aging brain and keep your brain young?

It can indeed: As with most physical exercise, tai chi can be very good for keeping both the body and brain active and, as a result, young. The attention to detail in learning the specific details of the movements is very good for brain and body and is a very low impact form of exercise. Although at its heart it is an extremely effective form of martial combat, tai chi is very useful for relaxation and meditation. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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What should I look for in a brain injury rehabilitation program?

What should I look for in a brain injury rehabilitation program?

Experience: As usual, experience of the provider is a big factor in the success of that program. Witness the kind of recovery gabrielle giffords has had with her recovery, and that's related to the dedication and experience of her therapists. ...Read more

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What does brain injury rehabilitation involve exactly?

The rest of the body: Rehabilitation from any 'brain injury' involves working the the rest of the body to restore 'normal' functioning; whether it be a persons' speech, their ability to walk(gait), and so on. ...Read more

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What are the some methods of brain injury rehabilitation?

What are the some methods of brain injury rehabilitation?

PT, OT, speech: Physical therapy, to promote gross motor skills such as walking, occupational and hand therapy to regain fine motor skills such as eating, dressing, and writing, and speech therapy are the main ones. Cognitive therapy, psychologic counseling, and medical therapies to regain sleep cycles and treat chronic pain and mood disorders can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What are important qualities needed in a rehabilitation coach for brain injury?

What are important qualities needed in a rehabilitation coach for brain injury?

Training: A rehab coach for people with brain injuries must be one who is able to differentiate between various types of brain injuries and is able to administer proper rehab program. He needs to have sound knowledge of what's indicated and what's not and preferably have reliable experience in dealing with this type of patients. ...Read more

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How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

Specialist: You usually should see an optometrist or opthalmologist who has special interest and training in this area. They can recommend and fit you for special glasses that may help as well as recommend other types of rehabilitation programs usually in conjunction with an occupational therapist. These specialist are usually affiliated with rehabilitation hospitals although they also may be independent. ...Read more

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What does rehabilitation after brain cancer treatment involve?

Varies: Pretty much what ever is needed. Often after brain surgery for a tumor, there may be weakness and loss of sensation on one side of the body similar to a stroke. Rehab seeks to try to help someone regain as much function as possible given their neurological function. This may include physical and occupation therapy as well as speech therapy for problems with swallowing or speech. Pain management. ...Read more

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What is the role of the occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation?

What is the role of the occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation?

Retraining: An occupational therapist will give exercises to help retrain the brain with a goal of recovery or improvement of the symptoms caused by the brain injury. ...Read more

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Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual. ...Read more

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