A stroke can damage your brain so that it no longer receives information from one side of your body. If this happens, you may not be aware of anything on one side, usually the side where you’ve lost movement (your affected side). This is called neglect or inattention.
Can training memory and attention on a home computer-task reduce spatial awareness problems after stroke?
More than 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia, a communication disability which can affect their ability to understand, speak, read, write and use numbers.
To mark Stroke Awareness Month 2021, we launched our Save Research campaign. Throughout May, the campaign raised awareness of the damaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on stroke research.
June is Aphasia Awareness Month. More than 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia, but still too little is known about it. Help us raise awareness and support the Communication Access Symbol initiative.
This research will investigate a computer-based version of a new treatment for spatial neglect after stroke, and whether it can be delivered at home.
Every year during June, organisations supporting people with aphasia work together to raise awareness. Around a third of people who have a stroke will experience aphasia. Greater awareness can mean easier communication and a better quality of life for a person with aphasia.
This year, June 2018, we have teamed up with other UK aphasia organisations and will be supporting the work of member organisations of the Aphasia Alliance, of which the Stroke Association is one.
Stroke is a global epidemic, in the UK alone someone will have a stroke every three and a half minutes.
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.