Whether you'll be able to return to work and what you're going to do if you can't may be causing you a lot of worry.
Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home, co-ordinated by a team of therapists, nurses and a doctor. A number of ESD services have been set up across England. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
About one third of stroke survivors are left with aphasia. This is a language disorder that disrupts the production and comprehension of speech, as well as reading and writing. This study will investigate whether a support group intervention can be delivered remotely to people with aphasia through a virtual island platform called Eva Park.
This project aims to find out if peer support can avert some of the adverse psychological consequences of aphasia, the language and communication disorder that affects about 15% of those who have a stroke. Stroke survivors with long-term aphasia will be trained as peer befrienders. They will be paired with individuals with aphasia who have had more recent strokes, e.g.
Your support helps fund pioneering preventative and rehabilitative stroke research, Life After Stroke Services across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and Life After Stroke Grants for stroke survivors experiencing financial hardship.
Caring for a stroke survivor can be a challenge. Many carers feel exhausted and isolated, and the financial impact can come as a shock. This guide has information and advice for anyone caring for a stroke survivor at home, and explains some of the benefits you might be entitled to as a carer.
Most stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) survivors are asked to take medicines, which some can find difficult. However, taking the medicines prescribed after a stroke, or TIA, and following lifestyle advice can reduce the chance of another stroke by 80%.
A guide for family, friends and carers of people who have had a stroke, from the Stroke Association. Packed with information about the emotional impact of stroke, rehabilitation and recovery, and the support available to carers.
Our Government’s current stroke strategy is coming to an end in 2017 and there is no plan to introduce a new one. In this edition of Stroke News, we tell you how we're calling on Government to keep stroke on its agenda. Sign our petition today and help create A New Era for Stroke.
In this edition we're celebrating the courage of stroke survivors, including people like Pete, who recently won a Life After Stroke Award. A severe stroke left Pete with the communication disability, aphasia, but it also changed his whole outlook on life. He now volunteers tirelessly to helps other people who've had their lives turned upside down by stroke.