Acknowledging my anxiety
Type: Support
Stroke is a life-changing event. Understandably, many stroke survivors and carers struggle with anxiety in the aftermath. Learn how Denise has been coping with anxiety.
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Coping with unwanted anxiety
Type: Support
Dr Emma Patchwood, a research psychologist, shares some advice on coping with anxiety and ways to support yourself.
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Anxiety screening in older stroke survivors
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In the proposed study it will be investigated if the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) is suitable for use in stroke survivors aged 65 years and older, who are undergoing inpatient rehabilitation.
The joy of cooking
Studies suggest cooking can also help reduce depression and anxiety and help build social connections.
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HEADS: UP: Helping people affected by stroke to self-manage symptoms of anxiety and depression
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Anxiety and depression are common after a stroke. Mindfulness is becoming an increasingly popular way for people to manage their psychological health. This study aims to refine and test a mindfulness course specifically designed for people affected by stroke.
Emotional changes
This page explains how a stroke can affect the way you feel, some of the emotional problems that can happen because of it and some of the things that can help to treat them.
Improving psychological support in Scotland
Type: News
We're calling on Scotland's health boards to improve psychological support for people affected by stroke.
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Paula’s story
Type: Campaigns
Whilst the stroke left Paula physically unaffected, her mental health had been severely affected.
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Vascular dementia treatments
At the moment there are no treatments that cure vascular dementia but there are treatments to help with many of the symptoms.
Hannah's story
Type: Support
Hannah McGrath, was working night shifts as a nurse in 2015, when she found herself needing medical care after having two strokes. Read Hannah's stroke story.
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