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.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
Postgraduate Fellowship: Ms Emma Pilkington (TSA PGF 2015-02)
Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in your heart. Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by five times.
It's estimated that about half of people admitted to hospital with a stroke will have lost control of their bladder, and a third will experience loss of bowel control. Last week, a research incontinence workshop was held at Guy's Hospital London, with the aim of stimulating research into incontinence.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Ulrike Hammerbeck (TSA PDF 2015-02)
Stroke Association Affiliated Stroke Club.
This club is a small friendly club which has regular cahir based exercise sessions, games and quizes along with seasonel outings.
The group meets the second Monday of each month (not August).
We have regular outside speakers on a wide variety of topics.
At each meeting after tea or coffee we do games to stimulate communication and memory skills.
We have organised exercise and craft sessions.