Our first UK Stroke Assembly event in Northern Ireland took place on Monday 8 April 2019 at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown. 144 stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and stroke professionals attended this inspirational event, sharing experiences with like-minded people, influencing decision-makers and taking action on stroke.
We respect and appreciate everyone at the Stroke Association. Listen to what our people have to say about their experiences with us, and learn about the values that are at the core of everything we do
Stroke Association writer Deborah Fajerman introduces our literature on the “hidden effects” of stroke.
Grace was just 13 years old when she became her mum's full-time carer after she suffered a stroke. Find out more about Grace and her journey a a carer.
In 2018, we conducted the largest ever survey of stroke survivors and their carers to find out more about their lives. Over 11,000 people affected by stroke in the UK took the time to share their stories with us. Find out what we learnt from the survey.
The 13th UK Stroke Forum Conference took place at The International Centre, Telford, from 4 – 6 December 2018 and brought together over 110 expert speakers and researchers, all committed to improving stroke care.
Medical research is essential to develop new treatments and therapies for stroke so that patients in the UK can get the best possible care. Clinical trials are conducted to test whether a new medical intervention is safe and effective and these trials often rely on the participation of volunteer stroke survivors.
Being told that you’ve got vascular dementia can be devastating, but people with dementia can lead active, purposeful lives. Find information and advice to help you adjust to living with vascular dementia.
At the moment there are no treatments that cure vascular dementia but there are treatments to help with many of the symptoms.
In our new advert, survivors describe experiencing life-changing strokes in their own words. Stroke is serious, but it doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Recovery is tough but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, it is possible. Together we can support stroke survivors in rebuilding their lives.