Early Supported Discharge (ESD) is the discharge of a stroke patient from hospital to their own home, co-ordinated by a team of therapists, nurses and a doctor. A number of ESD services have been set up across England. Do these services offer the same benefits to patients as those identified in clinical trials?
Find out about the different types of stroke, the effects of stroke and how to reduce your risk of stroke within this section.
We organise the largest multidisciplinary stroke conference and exhibition in the UK, bringing together professionals from all stages of the stroke pathway to learn the latest developments in research and practice.
Make May Purple for stroke is the Stroke Association's annual stroke awareness month, which takes place every May.
Can we identify genetic risk factors that cause disease of small blood vessels in the brain?
For a child, a friend or family member having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide aims to explain in simple terms what a stroke is, why it happens, and how people recover from a stroke.
Aphasia is a complex language and communication disorder resulting from damage to the language centres of the brain. Here you can find out more about the types of Aphasia as well as more information on recovery.
This book tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people with stroke and their carers. It's a short, easy to read version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition), published by The Royal College of Physicians and commended for a BMA patient information award.
The Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.
Since 1991 the Stroke Association has spent more than £50 million supporting vital stroke research. This research has had a real impact on our understanding of stroke, on the way stroke is treated in the UK, and ultimately on the lives of stroke survivors and their families.