Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home, co-ordinated by a team of therapists, nurses and a doctor. A number of ESD services have been set up across England. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
Find out about the different types of stroke, the effects of stroke and how to reduce your risk of stroke within this section.
Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that happens when the blood supply to your brain becomes reduced. It is a common type of dementia that can caused by a single stroke, a series of small, silent strokes or small vessels disease.
‘Supported self-management’ is the help and support offered to stroke survivors and their families after they have left hospital. This research will look at what does and doesn’t work to help stroke survivors and their families to self-manage.
We organise the largest multidisciplinary stroke conference and exhibition in the UK, bringing together professionals from all stages of the stroke pathway to learn the latest developments in research and practice.
Make May Purple for stroke is the Stroke Association's annual stroke awareness month, which takes place every May.
For a child, a friend or family member having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide aims to explain in simple terms what a stroke is, why it happens, and how people recover from a stroke.
Aphasia is a complex language and communication disorder resulting from damage to the language centres of the brain. Here you can find out more about the types of Aphasia as well as more information on recovery.
Can we identify genetic risk factors that cause disease of small blood vessels in the brain?
This book tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people with stroke and their carers. It's a short, easy to read version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition), published by The Royal College of Physicians and commended for a BMA patient information award.