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.
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.
Published in the journal Age and Ageing, a new systematic review of the current research suggests that anticoagulant drugs may have cognitive benefit for those with AF (atrial fibrillation).
Diabetes doubles your risk of a stroke, so it's important that it's treated and controlled well if you have it. This guide explains what diabetes is, the link between diabetes and stroke, and how to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk.
Find out what to do if your blood pressure reading is high.
This study will investigate how other illnesses can affect stroke treatment and outcome. It will involve the analysis of electronic, linked datasets of health information from stroke patients in Scotland.
How should we best prevent narrowed neck arteries causing stroke?
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about driving, leisure and holidays after a stroke.