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Stroke survivors Lorraine, David and Andrew share their experiences of aphasia and how they are finding new ways to communicate, and we celebrate the achievements of our Life After Stroke Award winners.
Getting active isn’t always easy but it’s never too late to start and even small increases in physical activity can have a big impact in reducing our stroke risk. Knowing where to start can often be the hardest thing so we share our tips on getting started, including how setting a goal can be the first step.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke. In your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
In this edition we're celebrating the courage of stroke survivors, including people like Pete, who recently won a Life After Stroke Award. A severe stroke left Pete with the communication disability, aphasia, but it also changed his whole outlook on life. He now volunteers tirelessly to helps other people who've had their lives turned upside down by stroke.
Stroke survivor Ian tells us how joining a stroke group changed his outlook on life for the better, and shares his group's plans to Make May Purple. Explore our advice and ideas for accessible days out and our Helpline guidance on getting back to work after a stroke. Plus, find out how you can get involved in Step Out for Stroke.
Find out how stroke survivor, Graeme, overcame aphasia and why he’s taking part in our Resolution Runs. Explore the new book list for people with long-term conditions and read our guidance on getting financial assistance for home adaptations.
Find out about the pioneering stroke research that is shaping the future for stroke survivors; how a Life After Stroke Grant helped Megan Giglia achieve Paralympic gold; and read our top tips for cycling after stroke.
Our Government’s current stroke strategy is coming to an end in 2017 and there is no plan to introduce a new one. In this edition of Stroke News, we tell you how we're calling on Government to keep stroke on its agenda. Sign our petition today and help create A New Era for Stroke.