The Stroke Association is excited to be taking part in University College London World Stroke Day. It’s a free online event from Monday 26 - Friday 30 October that aims to give people affected by stroke the chance to learn more about stroke research and have their say to influence research.
We anticipate a shortfall of £1.5 million in our funding programme this year to resume current research and support vital new projects. This could have a catastrophic knock-on effect for stroke research and delay access to important new life-changing treatments that allow people to rebuild their lives after stroke.
There is evidence that during the coronavirus pandemic fewer people have been recorded to have transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or stroke. That’s why the Stroke Association is urging people to continue to act fast and call 999 if they experience signs of stroke.
The Stroke Association is also a member of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), a network of organisations that champion the voices of those affected by stroke. SAFE is currently involved in several European research projects. You can find out more about these projects hoping to improve treatment for stroke patients.
If you have been affected by stroke, this is your chance to ask any questions you would like research to try to answer.
More than half (57%) of stroke survivors surveyed by the Stroke Association say their sex life has changed since their stroke – with a third saying they are now too scared to have sex.
We want to support the next generation of stroke research leaders to continue to improve stroke care and the lives of people affected by stroke in the years to come. We’re proud to introduce you to four researchers at the beginning of their careers who have recently been awarded Stroke Association research fellowships.
Five stroke survivors with swallowing difficulties were interviewed, including family members who have a role in looking after them. They were asked about their experience in hospital, as well as their opinions on and feelings about their swallowing difficulties after stroke.
A new report published today shows that stroke research remains severely underfunded compared to the devastating impact it has on people’s lives. The UK Health Research Analysis 2018 also shows stroke research receives much less funding than many other areas of health research.
In recent years, legal cannabis-based products containing cannabidiol (CBD), have become more available. Could these help stroke survivors to cope with problematic effects of stroke?