It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control. Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence. It encouraged more research, more collaboration and more multi-disciplinary approaches, for both faecal (bowel) and urinary incontinence.
The 2016 meeting of the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference will take place in London at City, University of London from the 14th – 16th December 2016. Find out more about the exciting aphasia research being presented, including research funded by the Stroke Association.
UK Stroke Forum 2016 took place from Monday to Wednesday (28-30 November) at the ACC in Liverpool. UK Stroke Forum is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway. The event showcases what's hot in the UK stroke community, including the latest research, and how stroke professionals can get involved in research.
Our festive run down of all the amazing things we've been able to fund since our partnership with Royal Mail.
It's thought that almost half of all stroke patients experience symptoms of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) after their stroke. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) are running a research priority setting project in dysphagia. Patients affected by dysphagia and their carers are invited to join the workshop to help researchers focus on finding answers to questions which will make the most difference to dysphagia patients, carers and families.
We are delighted to invite applications for a 2017 Clinical Study in the field of stroke, which will be awarded jointly between the Stroke Association and the British Heart Foundation. Deadline for outline applications is 5pm Thursday 12 January 2017.
Project Grants are our most popular funding stream and cover the whole spectrum of stroke research - from prevention and risk factors, through to treatment and rehabilitation in a clinical setting and longer-term in the community.
A clinical trial called PASTIS is investigating a common cause of vascular dementia, and is currently recruiting stroke survivors to take part. The trial is taking place at St George's Hospital, London, and is funded by Alzheimer's Society.
We are funding the KeMIST (Kent Medicine Support in Stroke and TIA) trial, which will use the views of stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) survivors to design a life-long medicines support service which will be provided by pharmacists. The KeMIST trial researchers are holding an open event to support the trial between 2pm and 4pm on Friday 25 November 2016. The event is being held at the Universities at Medway Campus in Gillingham, Kent. Find out more.