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Do nerves regenerate after a stroke?

I had a stroke 9 months ago. I want to know if nerves regenerate after a stroke?

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Neurons that do not completely die off after a stroke can improve and regenerate their function along their axonal path. Function of neurons that are completely lost by cell death can be taken up by other neurons through a process called "plasticity." Optimal healing requires aggressive and frequent cognitive and physical/occupational therapies for 12-18 months followed by maintenance care.
Unfortunately, a lot of literature shows that studies looking at the age of the surviving cells after a stroke corresponded almost exactly to the age of the stroke patients and that a significant amount of new nerve cells had not formed in the cortex,’