We anticipate a shortfall of £1.5 million in our funding programme this year to resume current research and support vital new projects. This could have a catastrophic knock-on effect for stroke research and delay access to important new life-changing treatments that allow people to rebuild their lives after stroke.
The first day of the European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2017 in Prague included some truly inspiring scientific sessions. These included reporting from the DAWN study which suggests that more patients could be able to receive mechanical thrombectomy after stroke.
The International Stroke Conference (ISC) is the world's largest meeting dedicated to the science and treatment of stroke and its effects. Watch the highlights summary video from the ISC Programme Committee, and find out about the result of the international HeadPoST trial, and take homes from our International Development Officer, Sarah Belson.
To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activites of daily living (ADLs).
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 Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Last week, Stroke Association funded researchers presented their exciting aphasia research at the Academy of Aphasia Annual Meeting 2016, held 16-18th October in Llanduno, Wales.
Cognitive impairments after stroke can affect people’s confidence and mood as well as their ability to recover. PRECiS stands for ‘Patient-Reported Evaluation of Cognitive State’. It is a 27 item questionnaire tool, that measures the perceived impact of cognitive problems from the unique perspective of stroke survivors. Published open access in the journal
At this week's UK Assembly North event in Nottingham, we heard from two eminent figures from the stroke research community. Professor Avril Drummond spoke about research into fatigue after stroke. Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE spoke about the link between stroke and 'vascular dementia'.
This research project aims to better understand how particular features of the CT scan can be used to make better treatment decisions for patients with ischaemic stroke, and whether we can accurately estimate the time since the stroke began.