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.
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.
Our Stroke Recovery Service provides tailored support commencing in the acute hospital setting and continuing in homes, by addressing the long term practical, emotional and physical needs of stroke survivors and carers.
Our life after stroke services are designed to provide the right support at the right time to ensure every stroke survivor makes the best recovery possible. Find out how you can commission our services in your area.
My Stroke Guide is a digital self-management tool to support people in their recovery following a stroke.
A web form for medical professionals to see how we can help with AF.
Calling all speech and language therapists who see people with progressive aphasia to support new research into speech and language therapy practices for this group.
Despite the delivery of essential information and provision of professional support following a stroke better enabling an individual’s recovery, 85% of stroke survivors felt that those they came in contact with did not understand stroke.
Exercise can help reduce the risk of an individual suffering a second stroke and helps survivors to overcome challenges they face following the physical impact of their stroke.
Life After Stroke Services FAQ page.