If we are to discover which underlying genes cause stroke, we need to collect DNA from large numbers of patients who have had a lacunar stroke. An existing collection of DNA (extracted from blood samples) from patients has been established with the aid of a Wellcome Trust grant, this is called the UK Young Lacunar Stroke DNA Database.
We’re supporting the second annual UK Stroke Research Workshop, organised under the auspices of the NIHR CRN Stroke Speciality. This exciting event is taking place across Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September, within the beautiful surroundings of Clare College, University of Cambridge.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an unusual form of stroke. It is little researched largely because it accounts for less than 1% of all strokes. The study will provide a much better understanding for the reasons underlying CVT, which is an unusual but very important cause of stroke in young (mainly female) adults.
South West Essex Stroke Recovery Service provides high quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. Whether you are a stroke survivor, carer or family member, we will begin working with you after a stroke. We will continue to provide the support you need, both at home and in the wider community.
BBC 5 Live Daily looked at the great work we do in the Life After Stroke Centre. Find out more about some of the topics that were covered, including information on stroke, services near you and how you can support the charity.
An informal space for stroke survivors aged 18-65 to meet new people, share experiences, and have access to support and information regarding stroke and recovery. Family members and carers welcome.
The Life After Stroke Awards is a celebration of the achievements of stroke survivors, their families, carers, healthcare professionals and supporters. Learn about our very deserving winners below by reading and watching their stories.
The Life After Stroke Awards is a celebration of the achievements of stroke survivors, their families, carers, healthcare professionals and supporters. Read about the 2012 Life After Stroke Awards.
The Life After Stroke Awards 2013 took place on 26 June. Our Life After Stroke Awards Patron, Karren Brady, and legendary British television and radio journalist, John Sergeant, led the proceedings at a star-studded ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Our Life After Stroke Awards recognise the achievements of everyone affected by stroke. We celebrate stroke survivors for showing tremendous spirit and determination after their stroke. We also commend carers, volunteers, stroke clubs and health professionals who are with stroke survivors every step of the way.