The Stroke Association has funded research to improve how we spot the symptoms of stroke and the people most at risk so we can get them the best treatment in the critical minutes and hours that follow.
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.
Two-thirds of stroke survivors have problems with their sight after stroke, and around half of these will be left with long term sight problems. This new research programme aims to establish better treatment and support for stroke survivors with vision loss after stroke in the UK.
A few days before her 51st birthday in May 2016, Donna Mackenzie-Smyth had two strokes. The effects of stroke had a huge impact on Donna’s life. This is her story.
Many stroke survivors use art in their recovery and each year, through our Christmas Card Competition, a stroke survivor’s artwork is made into a limited edition Christmas card and sold in our range to raise vital funds for stroke survivors across the UK.
The second day of ESOC highlighted the value of collaborations between professional societies and patient representatives for the advancement of stroke care. It saw the launch of the Stroke Action for Europe (2018-2030), a major collaborative initiative between the principal professional and patient organisations setting ambitious targets for stroke care over the next decade.
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.
This week the Child stroke project celebrates its second anniversary helping young stroke survivors.
This page explains how a stroke can affect the way you feel, some of the emotional problems that can happen because of it and some of the things that can help to treat them.
Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.