A collaboration of experts in stroke and vascular dementia has worked with people affected by both diseases to create a program of work that answers fundamental questions: who will develop memory and thinking problems after stroke, why does this happen, how can we treat it?
Our campaign aims to secure a commitment from the government for a new stroke strategy to improve the care, support and treatment of stroke survivors.
As well as reducing independence, walking problems after stroke lead to lower daily activity, increasing risk of further stroke and health problems. A promising method of improving walking after stroke is through ‘auditory rhythmical cueing.’ which involves people walking to the rhythm of a sound beat.
A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial – UK (AVERT)
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This project aims to find out if peer support can avert some of the adverse psychological consequences of aphasia, the language and communication disorder that affects about 15% of those who have a stroke. Stroke survivors with long-term aphasia will be trained as peer befrienders. They will be paired with individuals with aphasia who have had more recent strokes, e.g.
Clodagh was working as a police officer when, in 2015, she had a devastating brain stem stroke which left her with locked-in syndrome. For three months, Clodagh was unable to move or speak and could only communicate by blinking.
When Dawn was seven years old, she was taken, without explanation, from her home in Jersey to Guy’s Hospital in London. She had difficulties with communication and so was sent away to a special needs school and also underwent some medical procedures, but was never told why.
Postgraduate Fellowship: Ms Emma Pilkington (TSA PGF 2015-02)