Dead brain cells can't be revived, but others affected by a stroke may recover when swelling recedes. Rehabilitation can help some people compensate and regain lost skills to varying degrees, but it can't repair the damage. Physiotherapy helps build strength, balance and coordination, while occupational therapy can help improve fine motor skills like writing, using a knife and fork or buttoning up a shirt. Speech therapy helps you improve communication.
Some research using stem cell therapy to repair stroke damage has shown some promise, but it's too early to prove its effectiveness.