The Stroke Association held this workshop to set the priorities for research into the psychological consequences of stroke in the UK.
Announcing the first of our new Priority Programme Awards
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr Eirini Kontou
Using intelligent objects as rehabilitation tools for cognitive impairment. Can we re-train stroke survivors to learn sequences of behaviour that are vital to everyday tasks?
On Tuesday, academics and researchers interested in stroke rehabilitation gathered for a specialist conference hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The Organisation for Psychological Research Into Stroke (OPSYRIS) event showcased a broad range of research highlighting aspects of psychological and neuropsychological stroke care and research.
Problems of mood, thinking and memory are common after a stroke. There has been limited research around these issues. This work aims to answer fundamental questions around who develops these problems and how they recover.
Questionnaires are commonly used to diagnose dementia and cognitive impairment in stroke patients, and a new review of the research into their use has been published in the journal, Stroke.
Today, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) launched a new spotlight report highlighting the positive difference medical research charities are making for mental health patients across the UK.
Depression is known to increase the risk of heart disease and some studies have suggested it may also increase the risk of stroke. It is estimated that 33% of stroke survivors suffer depression, although little is known about it.