Kattie Gallacher, a General Practtioner, talks about attending the UK Stroke Forum Conference and the difference that it made to her.
A third of stroke survivors experience post-stroke depression and 20% will suffer from emotionalism within six-months of their stroke. If you are involved in planning or providing health and social care your role is crucial in helping stroke survivors and carers deal with the emotional impact of stroke which can be just as devastating as the physical.
33% of stroke survivors suffer from aphasia, a language disorder which can affect speech, comprehension and reading and writing skills. The Stroke Association has the skills and experience to help people with these communication disabilities.