Immediately after their stroke around 30% of people have a vision problem called hemianopia – loss of vision on one side of the visual field. This leaves them with a ‘blind side’ to their right or left. This project will investigate whether a new treatment can help stroke survivors with hemianopia to manage their vision problems.
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.
This research can improve a digital assistant, VERA, aiming to support stroke survivors in their physical rehabilitation.
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.
Many families who have experienced a death during lockdown are finding comfort in planning a memorial event to celebrate the life of their loved one at a time when larger gatherings are able to go ahead.
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.