Memory problems
Many people have problems with their memory after a stroke, especially in the first weeks and months. However, they may not always be down to a problem with your memory itself. Find out more about what may cause memory problems after stroke and what you can do about it.
Making rehabilitation quicker and more effective by optimising sleep after stroke
Triin Ojakäär is developing a new home-based technology that could improve sleep and memory, leading to better rehabilitation outcomes after stroke.
Stephen's story
Stephen started running again after his partner, Justine, died from a stroke at just 46 years old. He formed #TeamJustine with his family, friends and neighbours, and decided to take on challenges in her memory.
Linking formal and functional measures of cognition after stroke and the prediction of long-term recovery
This Lectureship will explore the link between tests that are used to assess cognition (memory and thinking) after a stroke and measurements of a stroke survivor's functional abilities. It will also investigate how cognition and functional ability change over time.
Bhav's story
In November 2016, Bhavin Gohil’s whole world changed when his wife, Sheetal, passed away after a second stroke aged just 37. Since then, Bhav has dedicated his life to supporting the Stroke Association and running in her memory.
Arlena's story
Arlena is taking on the London Marathon to celebrate her grandmother, Ursula, who survived a stroke in 2011. Sadly, Ursula passed away in March 2020 after also suffering with dementia. Now, Arlena is running in her memory.
Problems with memory and thinking (cognitive problems)
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.
How do emotion, thinking and memory change following a 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.
Ruth's story
Hear about Ruth's meeting with researcher Dr Terry Quinn, who is developing five-minute tests to assess memory problems following a stroke.
Amazing Brains 2022
Type: Research
Our ‘Amazing Brains: Thinking and memory after stroke’ event will take place both in-person and virtually on Thursday 19 May 2022.