A Good Recovery? Under-Recognized Deficits Significantly Impact Functional Outcomes Post-Stroke

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Track: Interactive Workshop
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Advancements in acute stroke treatment have revolutionized the field of cerebrovascular neurology and significantly improved outcomes for patients. Turning major strokes due to large vessel occlusion into smaller infarcts results in shorter hospitalizations and more individuals being discharged home or too short rehabilitation stays rather than longer-term nursing facilities. However, this shift has changed the most common symptoms now experienced by stroke survivors. Individuals who lack a dense aphasia or hemiparesis can still experience quite disabling cognitive difficulties, leading to poor quality of life. In this interactive workshop, we explore the under-recognized deficits in those with a minor stroke that can significantly impact functional outcomes and novel advances in rehabilitation strategies tailored to this group of patients with significant potential to successfully reintegrate into their home and workplace environments.

Chair: Tom Lloyd, MD, PhD

Co-Chair: Elisabeth B., Marsh, MD


  • Learners will be able to effectively identify the impact of in(neglect) and other cognitive dysfunction on post-stroke rehabilitation for those with differing stroke severities

  • Learners will be able to identify tools to help predict who may be at greatest risk for post-stroke cognitive decline

  • Learners will be able to identify and effectively use emerging therapies that may reduce morbidity due to post-stroke cognitive dysfunction including TMS and Mindfulness

Cognitive Disruption After Minor Stroke Is Due to Network Disruption

Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction May Improve Post-Stroke Cognition

Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM


The Impact of Hemispatial Neglect on Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

The Role of TMS to Treat Post-Stroke Cognitive Deficits

Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM