Exercise is great for your health. It plays a vital role in reducing your risk of stroke and can improve your overall wellbeing.
Beyond impaired language function, people with aphasia report a range of psychosocial health problems which negatively affect their wellbeing, including reduced confidence and social isolation. These psychosocial problems are not adequately addressed by healthcare services.
In this edition, we explore the benefits that simple lifestyle changes can make to reduce stroke risk and improve your health and happiness. We also take a look at communication problems and the latest research into vision problems.
This guide explains what private treatments are available for stroke, and what to consider before deciding if they are right for you. It covers rehabilitation therapies like physiotherapy, as well as health checks and scans.
Our UK Lectureship awards are available to researchers across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. Our Joint Stroke Association & Health and Care Research Wales Lectureship Award is available to researchers in Wales only.
Our round-table meetings aim to share knowledge arising from our funded research and create debate about the implications for health and social care policy and practice. They bring together researchers with stroke survivors, commissioners, clinicians, policy makers and other funders.
Our Postdoctoral Fellowships (formerly called Senior Research Training Fellowships) are awarded to outstanding postdoctoral candidates from the nursing or allied health professions, and are intended to enable you to embark on an independent career in academic stroke research.
We are one of Britain’s oldest and most successful health charities. Our history goes back well over a century and here we chart our many phases, from inception to the present day.
Even making small changes to your eating habits can make a difference to your overall health, particularly if you have been told that you are at risk of having a stroke or TIA.
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.