Dr McClelland will work with paramedics to improve emergency treatment for stroke by finding new ways to support a better response on the scene, and how paramedics’ can communicate with hospitals.
Difficulties with language and communication after stroke can be amongst the hardest effects for people affected by stroke to recover from, cope with and adapt to. This project will explore whether more intensive treatment programmes could be helpful for supporting stroke survivors and their families in the UK.
For over thirty years the Stroke Association has invested in research that has changed the lives of stroke survivors just like Karen. But the coronavirus pandemic has caused massive disruption to stroke research, and we’ve seen a dramatic reduction in our income.
Stroke research receives a fraction of the funding relative to its devastating effects. The Stroke Association’s investment in stroke research has helped to establish a vibrant community of stroke researchers in the UK. This continues to change the lives of those affected by stroke through high-quality research.
The Stroke Association has funded research to help understand what happens in the brain during a stroke, identify who is most at risk of stroke and how we can reduce their risk.
The Stroke Association has funded research to find new and better ways to support people affected by stroke to rebuilding their lives.
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.
The Stroke Association has funded research into treatments that have improved care for stroke patients in hospital, giving them the best chance of rebuilding their life after stroke.
Stroke still strikes every five minutes in the UK. Stroke researchers like Lucy are finding ways to continue their work to help people affected by stroke rebuild their lives.
There is evidence that during the coronavirus pandemic fewer people have been recorded to have transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke. That’s why the Stroke Association is urging people to continue to act fast and call 999 if they experience signs of stroke.