Using intelligent objects as rehabilitation tools for cognitive impairment. Can we re-train stroke survivors to learn sequences of behaviour that are vital to everyday tasks?
If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you’ll understand the impact it can have on daily life, from mobility problems and communication difficulties to emotional changes. You’re not alone. Come along to your local stroke group and meet others who’ve been affected by stroke.
Depression is known to increase the risk of heart disease and some studies have suggested it may also increase the risk of stroke. It is estimated that 33% of stroke survivors suffer depression, although little is known about it.
Through a range of activities and meetings, the Lewisham Stroke Group provides essential peer and social support
This guide talks about some of the most common emotional changes people experience after a stroke, why they happen and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
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.
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.
Around a third of stroke survivors suffer from aphasia, a language disorder which can affect speech, comprehension and reading and writing skills. The Stroke Association has the skills and experience to help people with these communication disabilities.
Around a third of stroke survivors experience post-stroke depression, and 20% will suffer from emotionalism within six-months of their stroke. Our Emotional Support service can help.