In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
In this issue we celebrate our Life After Stroke Award winners - inspirational people like Charlotte who made an incredible recovery after a stroke at the age of seven. We also take a look at our campaign report, Feeling overwhelmed, which focuses on the emotional impact of stroke and outlines our work to make sure people get the right assessment and support.
This year, June 2018, we have teamed up with other UK aphasia organisations and will be supporting the work of member organisations of the Aphasia Alliance, of which the Stroke Association is one.
Every year during June, organisations supporting people with aphasia work together to raise awareness. Around a third of people who have a stroke will experience aphasia. Greater awareness can mean easier communication and a better quality of life for a person with aphasia.
Learn about our chosen priority areas for action, which will guide us in our journey to better support all those affected by stroke.
This year Speakability (now part of the Stroke Association) is launching a new #recogniseAphasia campaign and a new campaign flyer.
The UK Stroke Assembly South was held on 3-4 July at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport. It was another great success, with over 160 people
attending over the two days.
The Falmouth Action Stroke Club is run in partnership with dedicated volunteers and stroke survivors. Stroke survivors are encouraged to take an active post in helping to run the club.
Positive Action for Strokes was formed to facilitate primarily stroke survivors but also members with other long term disabilities to regain some of the skills and movement lost.
Non-invasive brain stimulation may help re-learning of movement after stroke