It's thought that almost half of all stroke patients experience symptoms of dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) after their stroke. The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) are running a research priority setting project in dysphagia.
This booklet talks about what happens if swallowing problems last longer than a few weeks. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
If you are having problems with swallowing after a stroke, this guide can help you understand what you need to do. It explains the symptoms of swallowing problems, and gives information on and how to get help and treatment.
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
Our stroke training day courses are the most comprehensive training available for health professionals who work with those who have had a stroke and the elderly population who is most at risk of stroke. Our training provides interactive sessions to help build empathy with stroke, the largest cause of complex adult disability in the UK.
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