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.
Spatial neglect is caused when damage to the brain after stroke means that it no longer received information about one side of the body and/or world. Stroke survivors with spatial neglect might not be aware of anything happening on one side of their body. This research will investigate a computer based version of a new treatment for spatial neglect after stroke.
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.
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UK Early Researcher Award for Mrs Jane Horne, Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellow
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information to help with the effects of stroke.
We strive to develop and extend partnerships in order to improve the quality of life after stroke and enhance stroke prevention.
Since 1991, the Stroke Association has spent more than £55 million supporting vital stroke research. This research has had a real impact on our understanding of stroke, on the way stroke is treated in the UK, and ultimately on the lives of those affected by stroke.
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This guide explains what private treatments are available for stroke, and what to consider before deciding if they are right for you. It covers rehabilitation therapies like physiotherapy, as well as health checks and scans.