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.
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.
Postgraduate fellowship: What is the impact of damaged thinking ability caused by a spontaneous bleed in the brain?
This programme of work had been created by experts in stroke and vascular dementia working with people affected by both conditions. This research programme aims to find out who will develop memory and thinking problems after stroke, why this happens, and how we can treat these issues.
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.
If you have been affected by stroke, this is your chance to ask any questions you would like research to try to answer.
Stroke survivors and healthcare professionals have identified problems with thinking and mood after stroke as some of the most important issues faced after a stroke. This Lectureship aims to test treatments to help stroke survivors with their cognitive (thinking) difficulties.
This Lectureship will explore the link between tests that are used to assess cognition (memory and thinking) after a stroke and measurements of stroke survivor's functional abilities. It will also investigate how cognition and functional ability change over time.
Published in the journal, PLOS ONE, a new study sheds light on how feasible it is to conduct a large trial of intensive blood pressure lowering, and cholesterol lowering treatment after stroke, to see if these prevent patients developing memory and thinking problems (cognitve impairment). In some cases, cognitive impairment can progress and lead to dementia after stroke.
Thrombolysis, where drugs are injected into the blood to break up a blood clot, is one of the main treatments used to treat people who are having a stroke caused by a clot. Currently a drug called alteplase is used in thrombolysis. But the researchers think that another drug, called tenecteplase, may be more effective than alteplase. This study will investigate if this is the case.