This guide has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, including hallucinations, changes to your sense of smell, and locked-in syndrome.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
There are other, less common problems, that can happen after stroke. These include seizures or epilepsy, hallucinations and a very rare condition known as locked-in syndrome.
This project will focus on people with aphasia who have difficulty understanding the specific meanings of everyday words. As a result they may not be able to understand what people are saying, so communicating in everyday situations is hard.
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.
A research project to find out if a ‘polypill’ can help reduce the chance that people who have had a stroke will have a heart attack or another stroke.
Use of a metronome with variable beats to retrain walking in stroke survivors
Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a type of stroke, which is caused by bleeding in the brain, ultimately leading to brain damage, disability and often death. We currently know very little about the biological changes that occur in the brain after intracerebral haemorrhage.
Using genetics to understand why disease of the small blood vessels in the brain occurs
People with stroke due to brain haemorrhage have swelling around the haemorrhage on their brain scan. More swelling worsens recovery. No treatment improves outcome after this swelling.
The programme will use biological information about cells and molecules, and information from patients, to design a study of treatment for swelling after brain haemorrhage.