Whether you'll be able to return to work and what you're going to do if you can't may be causing you a lot of worry.
A stroke doesn't have to stop you from going on holiday. There are plenty of ways to take a break, it may just take a little extra planning.
After a stroke, you may be eager to get back in the driving seat. However, strokes and TIAs can affect your ability to drive and there are procedures in place that you should follow if you want to drive again.
Had a stroke? Know someone who has? We’re here every step of the way with a range of Life After Stroke Services that can help you cope with the aftermath of stroke and support you as you work towards rebuilding your life.
PRESTIGE-AF is a new multi-million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission has been set up to help prevent stroke in patients with existing conditions.
Existing vision tests do not tell us how a patient’s life will be influenced by their vision problems. This project aims to understand how the results of vision tests relate to how stroke survivors will be able to function in their daily lives.
People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke.
Inflammation is an important defence mechanism that the body uses in response to injury or infection. However, it can also be highly damaging to the brain directly after stroke. This study will investigate whether adult stem cells can be transformed and used to reduce inflammation in the brain after stroke, and promote recovey.
This study will investigate whether early initiation of direct anticoagulant drugs will be as safe as later initiation in stroke patients with an abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). It will also investigate whether early initation could lead to fewer recurrent strokes.
Although speech and language therapists (SLTs) may help aphasia patients with their rehabilitation, there remains a clear lack of evidence-based treatments available for them to help their patients with problems of everyday talking, known as ‘discourse’. This study aims to address both the need for evidence-based treatments and improvement of clinical expertise to address discourse problems af