Can training memory and attention on a home computer-task reduce spatial awareness problems after stroke?
Questionnaires are commonly used to diagnose dementia and cognitive impairment in stroke patients, and a new review of the research into their use has been published in the journal, Stroke.
Problems of mood, thinking and memory are common after a stroke. There has been limited research around these issues. This work aims to answer fundamental questions around who develops these problems and how they recover.
Co-funded by the Stroke Association, and published in the International Journal of Stroke, research suggests a new tool can better predict what level of memory and thinking (cognitive) problems patients will experience after stroke, than more time consuming methods.
This programme of work had been created by experts in stroke and vascular dementia working with people affected by both conditions. This research programme aims to find out who will develop memory and thinking problems after stroke, why this happens, and how we can treat these issues.
Stroke survivors and healthcare professionals have identified psychological and cognitive (thinking and mood) problems after stroke as someof the most important areas where more research is needed. This Lectureship will investigate how common these issues are after stroke, how they change over time, and how these changes can be predicted.
Stroke survivors and healthcare professionals have identified problems with thinking and mood after stroke as some of the most important issues faced after a stroke. This Lectureship aims to test treatments to help stroke survivors with their cognitive (thinking) difficulties.
This Lectureship will explore the link between tests that are used to assess cognition (memory and thinking) after a stroke and measurements of stroke survivor's functional abilities. It will also investigate how cognition and functional ability change over time.
Published in the journal, PLOS ONE, a new study sheds light on how feasible it is to conduct a large trial of intensive blood pressure lowering, and cholesterol lowering treatment after stroke, to see if these prevent patients developing memory and thinking problems (cognitve impairment). In some cases, cognitive impairment can progress and lead to dementia after stroke.
Functional, cognitive and emotional outcomes after Transient Ischemic Attack: A prospective, controlled cohort study to inform future rehabilitative interventions (FACE TIA).