Thanks to the generosity of 90-year-old philanthropist Jack Petchey and his friends and family, an incredible £90,000 has been raised for the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund. This initiative will help London’s stroke survivors return to the workplace following the devastation of a stroke.
In this edition we're celebrating the courage of stroke survivors, including people like Pete, who recently won a Life After Stroke Award. A severe stroke left Pete with the communication disability, aphasia, but it also changed his whole outlook on life. He now volunteers tirelessly to helps other people who've had their lives turned upside down by stroke.
This guide can help you to understand your own risk of a stroke and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a stroke. It includes tips for stroke survivors, and offers some advice on healthy living choices for everyone.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
This guide looks at why people of South Asian origins have an increased risk of stroke. It explains the conditions that can raise your risk, such as diabetes, and gives ideas for easy ways that everyone can lower their stroke risk. Plus sources of advice and information.
If you are of African or Caribbean origin, you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK due to health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and sickle cell disease. This guide explains more about your risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.
‘Invisible impairments’ can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Sculptor to HM The Queen, London based Frances Segelman, sculpted Julian Fellowes last night at a VIP charity event at the London Film Museum in aid of the Stroke Association.
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Published on Saturday 9 May 2015, the 'Understanding Stroke 2015' report consists of a number articles covering different areas of current stroke news.