UK Stroke Forum 2016 took place from Monday to Wednesday (28-30 November) at the ACC in Liverpool. UK Stroke Forum is the largest multidisciplinary stroke event in the UK, attracting over 1400 delegates from across the stroke care pathway.
The results of a 3-year study into stroke patients and exercise was shared with funders, patients and carers at an event held in the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester yesterday.
In stroke survivors, does the clinical effectiveness of 6 months treatment with fluoxetine depend upon its effects on synaptic plasticity in the brain? Can a drug used for depression help stroke recovery by changing connections between brain cells?
Stimulating the brain to help comprehension in aphasia
On Tuesday 13 June the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF) hosted the sixth Northern Ireland Stroke Conference in the vibrant city of Belfast, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Stroke Teams (NIMAST). The scientific programme included 15 speakers,and included Stroke Association funded research.
This fellowship aims to develop, tailor and target the delivery of a 6-week group intervention that offers educational, psychological and social support for people following TIA and minor stroke.
The Stroke Association has joined forces with 14 other charities and Sport England to launch a new campaign: “We Are Undefeatable”. The campaign aims to support people living with health conditions to build physical activity and exercise into their lives and to celebrate every victory, big or small.
A systematic review of the literature shows wide variation in estimates of how often visual problems occur after stroke, and how well patients recover.
New research from Stroke Association Fellow, Dr Anna Kuppuswamy, suggests that feelings of limb heaviness after stroke are not related to actual muscle weakness.
On Wednesday 24th November, a Stroke Awareness Event was held at the University of Oxford, with the aim of raising awareness about stroke, stroke services and stroke research.