How should we best prevent narrowed neck arteries causing stroke?
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by disease or injury. This causes the structure of the brain to change, leading to the loss of some brain cells.
Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
Stroke is the biggest cause of complex disability worldwide, with an estimated 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK today. Living with the long term impact of the condition can be devastating, yet this new report suggests that research funding dedicated to stroke remains disproportionately small compared to other diseases.
These summaries of our completed research projects highlight what work was undertaken, which aims were achieved and where the research is going next.
Find out information on childhood stroke and where to find support.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information about reducing the risk of stroke.
Our Keynote Lecture showcases the latest advancements being made in stroke research.
This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester. Professor Rothwell is one of the UK’s leading neuroscientists whose research focusses on inflammation in brain disease, especially stroke.
Childhood stroke can affect the whole family. The Stroke Association is here to support you as much as we can. We can provide resources and information related to peer support, stroke, brain injury and hemiplegia organisations, education, advocacy, and related conditions.
Can using a tissue sample from the buttock help us understand the main genetic cause of stroke?