The Professional Excellence award recognises exceptional service in the provision of stroke care and prevention. This year you can choose this year’s Life After Stroke Award’s winner from a selection of 5 short listed nominees, download their nomination and read how they are changing stroke survivor’s lives for the better.
Stroke News is the free magazine for everyone affected by stroke. We produce three issues a year, offering you shared experiences, support and guidance for adapting to life after stroke.
Researchers from City, University of London have launched a new project aimed at helping people with aphasia tell their story, and improve their ability to carry out everyday conversation following a stroke.
Pain in the shoulder is a common problem after stroke. As well as causing distress through pain and lost sleep, it prevents rehabilitation of the arm and hand. This study will identify ‘who’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ to treat people with painful shoulders after stroke more effectively, and should lead to better outcomes for them.
The findings of this research could help provide stroke survivors and their relatives with more accurate information about what impacts they can expect over time and will help doctors and therapists identify which patients with visual neglect will benefit the most from new treatments.
This fellowship will involve the study of the human eye to find out about the health of the brain’s small blood vessels and nerve connections in people who have recently had a stroke.
Lorraine Smith, a volunteer with a stroke club, describes what volunteering means to her.
The European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC) 2018 took place between 16-18 May in Gothenburg, Sweden. The third day of ESOC featured new research which identified how to improve stroke care worldwide – from simple measures in low to middle-income countries, through to refinement of advanced techniques for acute and preventative stroke treatments.
If you have had a stroke and are of working age, SWAGS offers peer support, information, and help with problems in an informal, friendly setting. New members always welcome. The group meets on the second Friday of every month.
Please get in touch with us if you need information, support or if you have a general query.