More than half (57%) of stroke survivors surveyed by the Stroke Association say their sex life has changed since their stroke – with a third saying they are now too scared to have sex. Sex and relationships play a vital role in helping stroke survivors to rebuild their lives and this Valentine’s Day we want more people to talk about this sensitive and important issue.
Five stroke survivors with swallowing difficulties were interviewed, including family members who have a role in looking after them. They were asked about their experience in hospital, as well as their opinions on and feelings about their swallowing difficulties after stroke.
A new report published today shows that stroke research remains severely underfunded compared to the devastating impact it has on people’s lives. The UK Health Research Analysis 2018 also shows stroke research receives much less funding than many other areas of health research.
In recent years, legal cannabis-based products containing cannabidiol (CBD), have become more available. Could these help stroke survivors to cope with problematic effects of stroke?
One year into an ambitious strategy, the Stroke Association has designed an innovative new operating model aimed at enabling us to use our resources more effectively to achieve a greater impact for the benefit of people affected by stroke. We're looking for an experienced and motivated programme manager to lead the implementation phase of this strategically important change programme.
Delegates at the 2019 UK Stroke Assembly events in Northern Ireland and East Midlands told us the key messages they want stroke professionals to be aware of.
Michael Burns had two haemorrhagic strokes in two years. The strokes left him with lasting fatigue which has impacted his day to day life. Learn more about Michael's stroke story and how he manages the effects of his stroke.
Donna had two strokes a few days before her 51st birthday. She is now a Stroke Ambassadors and shares her story to raise awareness and help others to rebuild their lives after stroke.
Around 30% of survivors experience pain after stroke. Post-stroke pain includes muscle and joint pain such as spasticity and shoulder pain. Learn about the causes and treatments.
Stroke Association’s Chief Executive, Juliet Bouverie, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire Medal (OBE) in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honour’s list, for services to stroke survivors.