Up to 70% of stroke survivors complain of tiredness or fatigue, sometimes years after stroke. Unlike normal tiredness, post stroke fatigue does not always respond to rest. The cause of extreme tiredness is not known and there are no definitive treatments available.
New research from Stroke Association Fellow, Dr Anna Kuppuswamy, suggests that feelings of limb heaviness after stroke are not related to actual muscle weakness.
Fellow: Dr Anna Kuppuswamy
At this week's UK Assembly North event in Nottingham, we heard from two eminent figures from the stroke research community. Professor Avril Drummond spoke about research into fatigue after stroke. Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE spoke about the link between stroke and 'vascular dementia'.
Last week, our Stroke Training team delivered our Professional Masterclass in London, part of a series of masterclasses for professionals working in stroke.
Six-year-old stroke survivor Ollie and his mum Nicola look forward to taking part in Step Out for Stroke. Plus find out how you can use gardening to aid your recovery after stroke.
Some of our researchers were talking at this week's UK Stroke Assembly North event in Crewe. They shared important insights into areas of stroke research that people affected by stroke have said are really important to them.
Find out more information on the effects of stroke, such as physical effects, communication problems and fatigue.
Yesterday was day two of this year's UK Stroke Assembly South event in Stansted, Essex. Some of our researchers spoke at the event, sharing important insights into key areas of stroke research. There was also a stand showcasing our EVA Park project, which aims to help stroke survivors with aphasia regain communication skills and confidence.
Many people will face tiredness, fatigue and mobility impairments after a stroke. We are looking for people with an interest in stroke/disability and exercise to support this new service