Greenhill Aphasia Group is a dynamic, friendly group for those who need communication support. Trained volunteers, some of whom are bilingual, work closely with our members and the group enjoys a wide range of activities including medical advice from NHS staff, exercise, games, lunches and museum sessions.
We are a proud partner in the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI), a partnership of 16 health research funders including government departments, research councils and medical charities. Launched today, a new report sheds light on the NPRI's fresh approach to preventing ill health.
Published in the medical journal Stroke, a new US study suggests that treatment of chronic stroke patients with injections of modified, adult stem cells into their brains is safe, and could lead to recovery of movement that was originally lost due to stroke.
Following a stroke, many treatments are recommended by health professionals, such as medications to prevent another stroke or physiotherapy to help limb weakness. Stroke survivors often have other chronic illnesses and report finding it difficult to follow treatments recommended by their doctors, nurses and therapists.
People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke.
Published in the journal Age and Ageing, a new systematic review of the current research suggests that anticoagulant drugs may have cognitive benefit for those with AF (atrial fibrillation).
The Stroke Helpline provides information and support to stroke survivors, carers, families, and anyone who wants to learn more about stroke. Find out how our Stroke Helpline can help you.
This study will investigate how other illnesses can affect stroke treatment and outcome. It will involve the analysis of electronic, linked datasets of health information from stroke patients in Scotland.
How should we best prevent narrowed neck arteries causing stroke?
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about driving, leisure and holidays after a stroke.