Published: Wednesday 5 July 2017
The UK Stroke Assembly (UKSA) brings together people affected by stroke to share their hopes and concerns in a UK-wide forum. The annual events (North and South) bring together stroke survivors, carers and their families and gives them a voice to have their say on the issues that affect them.
Yesterday was day two of this year's UK Stroke Assembly South event in Stansted, Essex. Some of our researchers spoke at the event, sharing important insights into key areas of stroke research. There was also a stand showcasing our EVA Park project, which aims to help stroke survivors with aphasia regain communication skills and confidence.
The latest developments in stroke
Dr Fergus Doubal is a consultant stroke physician and Stroke Association Garfield Weston Foundation Senior Clinical Lecturer. He is based at the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Doubal shared some of the latest developments in stroke research and care across the prevention, acute care and long-term care stages of the stroke pathway. His own research is into cognitive (memory and thinking) problems after stroke, which largely falls under the long-term care stage of the stroke pathway.
What's hot in aphasia research
Latest developments in fatigue research - workshop
Gillian Mead is Professor of Stroke and Elderly Care Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She talked about fatigue after stroke research and how research suggests it is unrelated to fitness.
Mental health, anxiety and depression - workshop
Dr Shirley Thomas is a Lecturer in Rehabilitation Psychology, at the University of Nottingham. She explored the relationship between these hidden effects of stroke, with updates on what research is being done to support better care in this field.