The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) are currently welcoming applications from people who would like to join the groups that develop Quality Standards.
This guide explains the factors that can make people of South Asian origin more at risk of stroke and how you can reduce your risk.
This guide is for people with aphasia. This guide is also for your family and friends. It has information about getting online and using technology.
In the UK, there are over 500 stroke clubs and groups providing support to around 16,000 people affected by stroke. These groups offer social support, promote independence and reduce the risk of isolation.
Video calling is a popular way to connect with family and friends. This guide will give you information about three popular options: Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp.
Research in the American Academy of Neurology Journal suggests that strokes are becoming more common at a younger age, with about one in five victims now below the age of 55. Despite this, there is an overall decline in the incidence of stroke.
PACT (People with Aphasia Communicating Together) is affiliated to the Stroke Association
Beyond impaired language function, people with aphasia report a range of psychosocial health problems which negatively affect their wellbeing, including reduced confidence and social isolation. These psychosocial problems are not adequately addressed by healthcare services.
The Stroke Association is funding the EVA project at City University London, developing and testing a virtual world for people with aphasia to help them practise their speech and establish social connections. EVA Park won the Tech4Good People's Award 2015.
We have recently endorsed a new book list for people living with long term conditions and their carers.