More than half (57%) of stroke survivors surveyed by the Stroke Association say their sex life has changed since their stroke – with a third saying they are now too scared to have sex. Sex and relationships play a vital role in helping stroke survivors to rebuild their lives and this Valentine’s Day we want more people to talk about this sensitive and important issue.
Five stroke survivors with swallowing difficulties were interviewed, including family members who have a role in looking after them. They were asked about their experience in hospital, as well as their opinions on and feelings about their swallowing difficulties after stroke.
In recent years, legal cannabis-based products containing cannabidiol (CBD), have become more available. Could these help stroke survivors to cope with problematic effects of stroke?
We are delighted that staff and volunteers have been recognised in the Queen’s New Years Honours list for 2020. The list recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. Read about Juliet Bouverie, Barry Macaulay and Nick Cann.
Sailing is a great way to get active, support your mental health and connect with people. Whether you’re seeking an adventure or a tranquil cruise, there are many sailing initiatives around the UK offering disabled and able-bodied people the chance to enjoy the freedom of the open water together.