It's vital to know how to spot the warning signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. Using the FAST test is the best way to do this. Our FAST information pack will give you the opportunity to learn more about the symptoms of stroke, hear examples of when the FAST test has changed someone’s life and how you can share the message.
Published in the medical journal, The Lancet, a new study suggests that, when combined, ten potentially modifiable risk factors account for 90% of strokes worldwide. The study was co-funded by the Stroke Association.
The Stroke Association is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). Published today, the AMRC have launched a new booklet outling highlighting how vital health information is to enable researchers to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and improve care.
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We are a proud partner in the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI), a partnership of 16 health research funders including government departments, research councils and medical charities. Launched today, a new report sheds light on the NPRI's fresh approach to preventing ill health.
Published in the medical journal Stroke, a new US study suggests that treatment of chronic stroke patients with injections of modified, adult stem cells into their brains is safe, and could lead to recovery of movement that was originally lost due to stroke.
Following a stroke, many treatments are recommended by health professionals, such as medications to prevent another stroke or physiotherapy to help limb weakness. Stroke survivors often have other chronic illnesses and report finding it difficult to follow treatments recommended by their doctors, nurses and therapists.
People who have survived a previous stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at particularly high risk of subsequent, ‘recurrent’ stroke with 30% having another stroke in the following five years. High blood pressure is the most important reversible risk factor for having a recurrent stroke.
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.
Through a range of activities and meetings, the Greenhill Aphasia Group provides essential peer and social support. Activities include conversation, keep fit, art and quizzes.