Does improved oral health care in stroke care settings reduce the occurrence of pneumonia after stroke – a pilot trial
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Does improved oral health care in stroke care settings reduce the occurrence of pneumonia after stroke – a pilot trial.
New systematic review into swallowing problems after stroke and the risk of serious chest infection
Type: Research
After a stroke some people have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). This can cause a serious chest infection known as Stroke Associated Pneumonia (SAP). Published in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases, a new systematic review of the evidence sheds light on the issue.
Swallowing problems
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
Testing an alternative to thickened liquids for stroke survivors with dysphagia
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Dr Sabrina Eltringham is trialling an alternative to thickened liquids that could help stroke survivors rehabilitate their swallow and improve their quality of life.
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.
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Looking after your mouth and teeth (oral hygiene)
After a stroke, good oral hygiene can help you to stay healthy by reducing the germs in your mouth.
Ischaemic stroke
An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
Stroke survivors in Wales: Protect yourself from influenza this winter
Type: News
Public Health Wales is reminding stroke survivors to get protected against flu with a free NHS vaccination if they haven’t had one yet this winter.
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