Ruth had two strokes when she was just 30, which has caused her to experience memory, speech and emotional problems. In this video, you'll hear about Ruth's meeting with researcher Dr Terry Quinn, who is developing five-minute tests to assess memory problems following a stroke.

The video was filmed prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

Stroke research has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. We need funding to research and develop more short, easy tests to identify survivors who are struggling. Without them, it could mean people are sent home without the support they need to rebuild their lives. Please consider making a donation to help us rebuild more lives.

Further support

If you would like to talk to someone about the issues raised in Ruth's film, you can call our Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email

Samaritans provide confidential, emotional support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call the Samaritans on 116 123, or email