Made in collaboration with patients and staff, a goal-setting tool should be produced which is helpful to use on stroke rehabilitation units.
Although speech and language therapists (SLTs) may help aphasia patients with their rehabilitation, there remains a clear lack of evidence-based treatments available for them to help their patients with problems of everyday talking, known as ‘discourse’. This study aims to address both the need for evidence-based treatments and improvement of clinical expertise to address discourse problems af
Stroke survivors and their relatives consistently ask for information about how much recovery can be expected. This study will look at how well a patient can use their arm after stroke, and at their brain images recorded within 72-hours after stroke. The hope is that brain images can improve our prediction of patient arm movement recovery at six months after stroke.
Pain in the shoulder is a common problem after stroke. As well as causing distress through pain and lost sleep, it prevents rehabilitation of the arm and hand. This study will identify ‘who’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ to treat people with painful shoulders after stroke more effectively, and should lead to better outcomes for them.
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.
Cardiff and the Vale Day Service aims to help stroke survivors in the Cardiff Area achieve independence through support and goal setting. We can provide high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke.
Care Provision, Unmet Need and Good Practice in Post-Stroke Vision Services in the UK
Social Support & Outings & Meals & Exercise & Speakers & Games & Quizzes & Music
Come along to your local stroke group in Coleraine and meet others who have been affected by stroke. You’ll be able to share your experiences and tips for managing stroke as well as enjoying a range of activities, both for fun and rehabilitation.