After a stroke, you might have to think carefully about choosing the right accommodation for your support and care needs. This guide gives practical advice on choosing and funding good quality housing.
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.
We want the research we fund to make a difference in people’s lives. That’s why we think it’s important for researchers to involve stroke survivors in their projects. Stroke survivors’ experiences can improve the quality of research, and help researchers to be more confident that their work will benefit people affected by stroke.
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.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit to help people with the extra cost of living with a long-term condition or disability. But what happens if your PIP application is rejected or you think you’re receiving the wrong amount? Our Helpline Team explain how you can challenge the decision.
We want to ensure that you have everything you need to make your event fun, but also to keep it safe and legal. Here's all the information we think you’ll need, but we are always here to help if you want further information or advice.
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.
'Fatigue after stroke: so common, yet so little understood' - 2020Health blog contributed by Dr Shamim Quadir, Research Communications Manager, Stroke Association.
Peter, 60 from Risca, had a stroke in 2017. Like many others, Peter has particularly struggled with his mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you are worried about vascular dementia, this guide is for you. It provides information about the signs of vascular dementia, living with the condition, and getting help and support.