Published: Thursday 3 December
On Wednesday 24th November, a Stroke Awareness Event was held at the University of Oxford, with the aim of raising awareness about stroke, stroke services and stroke research.
Organised by the university's Department of Experimental Psychology, the afternoon event began with a series of short 10 minute talks given by Stroke Association and Oxford researchers working on stroke related topics.
The talks were later followed by stands run by organisations and local support services, blood pressure testing, research demonstrations and research poster presentations.
Dr Nele Demeyere, Stroke Association Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation Lecturer, said:
"The stroke awareness day at the department of psychology was a great success. It brought together many local organisations, stroke survivors, members of the public, charity volunteers and researchers from the university. Research highlights included recent advances in cognitive screening (OCS) as well as novel rehabilitation methods with transcranial direct current stimulation. A personal highlight was the very moving and brave talk by Rich who has aphasia and spoke about his experience of stroke and his current journey of recovery."
More information about what happened at the event can be found here.