Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is usually associated with high blood pressure, and causes 20% of all strokes. It is the main cause of cognitive changes and dementia associated with stroke. Behavioural symptoms such as apathy are also common in patients with SVD.
On February 11, at the International Stroke Conference (ISC 2015 in Nashville, USA) the latest findings were released from four, large studies investigating the effect of treating patients with mechanical clot retrieval.
Improving our prediction of recovering language abilities after stroke
LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke) provides specialist group exercise in a supportive and enjoyable environment for people who have experienced a stroke.
Apathy has a major effect of quality of life for a SVD sufferer; we have shown that for the patient it is more important in determining quality of life than is disability, such as weakness, from the stroke itself.
We are looking for one person over the age of 18 to volunteer for us in Corby, Northamptonshire. As a Key Voluntary Group Committee Member, you will organise and ensure the smooth running of voluntary groups and lead the team of volunteers.
Many people find that their financial situation changes after they have a stroke. This section describes the main benefits, credits and grants that are available from the government.
The recovery of stroke survivors with language difficulties is famously variable. Some stroke survivors recover much more quickly or fully than others. Some respond to treatment much better than others.
Does fluoxetine improve recovery after stroke? Start-up phase for a large trial