Medical research is essential to develop new treatments and therapies for stroke so that patients in the UK can get the best possible care. Clinical trials are conducted to test whether a new medical intervention is safe and effective and these trials often rely on the participation of volunteer stroke survivors.
If you are having problems with swallowing after a stroke, this guide can help you understand what you need to do. It explains the symptoms of swallowing problems, and gives information on and how to get help and treatment.
If you are worried about vascular dementia, this guide is for you. It provides information about the signs of vascular dementia, living with the condition, and getting help and support.
This guide explains how changes to your behaviour can happen after a stroke. It includes advice on how to manage apathy, aggression and inappropriate behaviour. It also talks about how to get help through therapy and your GP.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke. In your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
It can be difficult and embarrassing to talk about sexual issues, but it's important you get the help you need when it comes to sex after stroke. This guide explains how stroke can bring about physical or emotional changes that can impact on your sex life.
This guide is for anyone having emotional problems after a stroke. It's very common to have emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and emotionalism after a stroke. This guide helps you understand the reasons for this, suggests things you can do to help your recovery, and lists ways to get help.
This research will investigate the use of orthitics (for example, braces and splints) early on in a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation. The results will inform a larger study into early orthotic use after stroke.
Physiotherapy is often an important part of rehabilitation after a stroke. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help with limb-strengthening, relearning patterns of movement, and a variety of other problems a stroke survivor may experience.
Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.