As well as reducing independence, walking problems after stroke lead to lower daily activity, increasing risk of further stroke and health problems. A promising method of improving walking after stroke is through ‘auditory rhythmical cueing.’ which involves people walking to the rhythm of a sound beat.
Clodagh was working as a police officer when, in 2015, she had a devastating brain stem stroke which left her with locked-in syndrome. For three months, Clodagh was unable to move or speak and could only communicate by blinking.
An investigation of whether functional strength training can improve the ability of stroke survivors to walk and use their arm and hand at least 1 year after stroke
Broadcaster, author and stroke survivor Andrew Marr is supporting a nationwide search for stroke survivors to enter the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards (LASA) 2016.
This leaflet has information about how stroke can affect your balance, what can help and how you can look after yourself.
The Blackwood Stroke Support Group is a Stroke Association voluntary group that offers peer and communication support as well as speakers and activities including outings, meals, games, quizzes, and art.
You're not alone. Come along to your local stroke support group in Calderdale and meet other people affected by stroke. You will be able to share your experiences and tips for dealing with stroke, as well as enjoying a range of activities, events and outside speakers.
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.
Our service provides high-quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. We begin working with a stroke survivor, their carers and their family immediately following a stroke. We continue to provide the support people need, for as long as they need it – within their own homes and back into the community.
Details on how to enter the Christmas card competition 2017.