This page explains why you may have problems with memory or thinking after a stroke, why these problems happen and how they can be treated.
Questionnaires are commonly used to diagnose dementia and cognitive impairment in stroke patients, and a new review of the research into their use has been published in the journal, Stroke. Co-funded by the Stroke Association, the review suggests that much more research is necessary to understand the best methods of testing for these problems as they relate to stroke.
Problems of mood, thinking and memory are common after a stroke. There has been limited research around these issues. This work aims to answer fundamental questions around who develops these problems and how they recover.
Stroke survivors and healthcare professionals have identified psychological and cognitive (thinking and mood) problems after stroke as someof the most important areas where more research is needed. This Lectureship will investigate how common these issues are after stroke, how they change over time, and how these changes can be predicted.
Co-funded by the Stroke Association, and published in the International Journal of Stroke, research suggests a new tool can better predict what level of memory and thinking (cognitive) problems patients will experience after stroke, than more time consuming methods.
This research can help to improve research and care for complex thinking problems that stand in the way of a stroke survivor’s abilities to undertake everyday activities.
Postgraduate fellowship: What is the impact of damaged thinking ability caused by a spontaneous bleed in the brain?
This research aims to find out more about how thinking and mood are affected long-term after stroke, and the impact it has on people’s lives.