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.
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.
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.
How important is the relationship between therapist and stroke survivor in the rehabilitation of language ability?
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.
Everyday talking involves being able to understand sentences, something that can be affected by aphasia. This research will design and test a new therapy which aims to help improve understanding of everyday sentences in people with aphasia.
TENSION is a new international study funded by the EU, and hoping to extend the benefits of mechanical thrombectomy to more stroke patients.
MAGIC aims to discover innovative approaches to post-stroke care based on Information Communications Technology (ICT) solutions.
Non-invasive brain stimulation to improve word-finding abilities in stroke survivors
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.