Postgraduate fellowship: What is the impact of damaged thinking ability caused by a spontaneous bleed in the brain?
This leaflet talks about some common problems that can happen because of this and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
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.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
Stroke Association Affiliated Stroke Club that offers support, stimulation and help to restore confidence to stroke survivors.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
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.
Visual field loss is a commonly reported side effect of stroke and can seriously impact on functional ability and quality of life. Published today in the journal, Neuro-Ophthalmology, a new study shares insights learned from recruitment of study participants to the 'VISION' trial, and how this may inform future, similar trials.
Beyond impaired language function, people with aphasia report a range of psychosocial health problems which negatively affect their wellbeing, including reduced confidence and social isolation. These psychosocial problems are not adequately addressed by healthcare services.
Postgraduate Fellowship: Ms Emma Pilkington (TSA PGF 2015-02)