Kattie Gallacher, a General Practtioner, talks about attending the UK Stroke Forum Conference and the difference that it made to her.
In partnership with Alzheimer's Society and the British Heart Foundation, we are delighted to announce our funding of three new awards in vascular dementia research. This constitutes a combined investment of £2.2 million into a key area of unmet need.
Today our Stroke Training team delivered our Professional Masterclass in Cheshire, part of a series of classes for professionals working in stroke. As part of each masterclass we invite leading stroke experts to host enlightening seminars on their specialist topic. These engaging speakers share their knowledge, skills and experience to aid delegates' professional development.
Problems of mood, thinking and memory are common after a stroke. There has been limited research around these issues. This work aims to answer fundamental questions around who develops these problems and how they recover.
Aphasia is a long-term condition and many people will continue to need support for several years after its onset. However, with the right tools and support, even someone with severe aphasia can continue to communicate effectively.
Acting FAST saves lives and improves recovery.
Yesterday was day two of this year's UK Stroke Assembly South event in Stansted, Essex. Some of our researchers spoke at the event, sharing important insights into key areas of stroke research. There was also a stand showcasing our EVA Park project, which aims to help stroke survivors with aphasia regain communication skills and confidence.
The Academy of Aphasia is an organization made up of researchers who study the language problems of people who have neurological diseases. Last week, Stroke Association funded researchers presented their exciting aphasia research at the Academy of Aphasia Annual Meeting 2016, held 16-18th October in Llanduno, Wales.
A new study published in the journal, Clinical Rehabilitation, suggests that a screening tool may help detect post-stroke anxiety in older people. The research was led by Professor Ian Kneebone (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), and was funded by the Stroke Association.