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.
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.
Following a stroke, some patients and their relatives describe dissatisfaction with the information they receive about the patient’s outlook for recovery. This study aims to create an intervention for stroke unit staff, which can help them better address the issue.
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.
Can stem cells be used to reduce the damage of inflammation after stroke and promote brain repair?
Can training memory and attention on a home computer-task reduce spatial awareness problems after stroke?
Does improved oral health care in stroke care settings reduce the occurrence of pneumonia after stroke – a pilot trial.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Christine Hazelton