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.
Spatial neglect is caused when damage to the brain after stroke means that it no longer received information about one side of the body and/or world. Stroke survivors with spatial neglect might not be aware of anything happening on one side of their body. This research will investigate a computer based version of a new treatment for spatial neglect after stroke.
This research will test a new questionnaire which has been designed to measure the impact that stroke-related vision problems have on a stroke survivor’s quality of life.
This research will investigate the use of orthitics (for example, braces and splints) early on in a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation. The results will inform a larger study into early orthotic use after stroke.
People can experience a range of changes to their mood and thinking after a stroke. While we have information about these changes in the short-term (up to 12 months) after stroke, we don’t know much about the longer term changes. This research aims to find out more about how thinking and mood are affected long-term after stroke.
Affiliated Independent Stroke Clubs are supported by a wide range of resources and specialist training opportunities.
Many people find that their financial situation changes after they have a stroke. This guide describes the main benefits, financial support and grants that are available from the government, local council and employers.
Young stroke survivor Emily Curry reflects on her life a year after her stroke.
Stroke survivors can be referred to Moving Forward After Stroke for a 12-week exercise programme. Exercise can help reduce the risk of an individual suffering a second stroke, and helps survivors to overcome challenges they face following the physical impact of their stroke.
Every year we partner with RNIB to help raise awareness of regular eye tests.