Brian is rebuilding his life after stroke left him unable to speak, read or write and he was diagnosed with aphasia. He also had mobility problems.
Film-maker Lotje Sodderland (‘My Beautiful Broken Brain’; ‘Can You Rebuild My Brain?’) directed our Rebuilding Lives campaign. Lotje tells us what the campaign means to her.
Max features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. He had a stroke at his 7th birthday party. Find out how he's rebuilding his life after childhood stroke.
Luna features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. She had a stroke aged 20, while studying at university. She now volunteers to raise awareness of stroke in young people.
Professors Fiona Rowe and Audrey Bowen, and Dr Emma Patchwood are at the forefront of transforming stroke care for generations of stroke survivors - thanks to gifts left in the Wills of people like you.
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.
Anxiety and depression are common after a stroke. Mindfulness is becoming an increasingly popular way for people to manage their psychological health. This study aims to refine and test a mindfulness course specifically designed for people affected by stroke.
A stroke can leave you with balance problems which increases your likeliness of falling. Read our fall prevention tips and find out where to find support if you're worried about falling.
In January, NHS England announced their Long Term Plan, in which stroke has been named as a new national priority. It also includes sections on both stroke care as well as cardiovascular disease.