Stroke News summer 2016

August 2016

Our Government’s current stroke strategy is coming to an end in 2017 and there is no plan to introduce a new one. We are calling on Government to keep stroke on its agenda. Sign our petition today and help create A New Era for Stroke. 

Also in the Summer edition: a warm welcome to our new Chief Executive; tips to a successful holiday; advice on finding a care home; money matters and more.

Stroke News spring 2016

April 2016

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.

 

If you’re looking for inspiration, see how 78-year-old Sue’s 50 step challenge helped her get her independence back after a stroke left her unable to walk. For Donna, it was being able to walk down the aisle at her dream wedding and for Bruce it was getting back to an old hobby. 

Stroke News summer 2015

August 2015

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.

It's often the less visible effects of stroke, like aphasia, fatigue and emotional problems, that can be hardest to deal with. In this edition, our Stroke Helpline Officer, Rhian, offers advice to help cope with the emotional impact of stroke. We also hear the difference that attending a Stupport Group made to Paul. 

 

Stroke News spring 2015

April 2015

In this edition we look at the benefits of being active. Did you know, just 30 minutes of exercise five times a week can reduce your risk of stroke by a quarter? We know it's not always easy to exercise, espcecially after a stroke, so we've got some tips to get you started, including chair-based exercises. 

If you're looking for inpsiration to get active, see Vera Kelly's story of getting back on her feet and taking part in a Step Out for Stroke event at the age of 79.

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