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.
A new study published in the journal, Clinical Rehabilitation, suggests that a screening tool may help detect post-stroke anxiety in older people. The research was led by Professor Ian Kneebone (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), and was funded by the Stroke Association.
A new study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry suggests that even relatively brief screening tools of cognitive assessment after stroke are associated with substantial incompletion for patients.
Evaluation of a new test to detect cognitive impairment in patients with small vessel disease stroke
Developing new blood tests to understand more about children with sickle cell anaemia and silent strokes
Existing vision tests do not tell us how a patient’s life will be influenced by their vision problems. This project aims to understand how the results of vision tests relate to how stroke survivors will be able to function in their daily lives.
About 80% strokes are caused by a blocked blood vessel. One third of these patients have a blockage of a large blood vessel in the neck or brain known as large artery occlusion stroke (LAOS).
To help plan the care of stroke survivors and their rehabilitation, health professionals usually use a scale called the Barthel Index (BI) to measure how well they can perform activites of daily living (ADLs).
This research programme could substantially increase our understanding of how SVD develops, leading to new ways to investigate SVD and test drugs which may help treat it.
CADASIL is one of the most common genetic causes of stroke and dementia. Currently there is no treatment for CADASIL. In this study, human stem cells will be generated from a piece of skin donated by patients with CADASIL. From these stem cells, smooth muscle cells (SMCs) will be generated in a tissue culture dish in the lab.