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o mark The Stroke Association’s Action on Stroke Month the training team at the Stroke Association has created a two minute video clip about Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), more commonly known mini-stroke. Every year at least 46,000 people in the UK…
Every five minutes, someone in the UK has a stroke. Even though strokes can happen to anyone at any time of life, most strokes occur in elderly people. Of the 130,000 people who have strokes in England and Wales each year, only 10,000 occur in people unde…
Elderly people face a lower risk of developing cardio-vascular disease (CVD) if they regularly undertake long, fast walks, a new study from the US has found.
New research from the Stroke Association has revealed that almost half of all stroke survivors feel abandoned after they leave hospital.
The Telegraph – Monday 30th November 2015
Older people have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to provide to younger generations and now it seems that sharing it is extremely beneficial to their health.
Discover Dignity Action Day - a nationwide series of events designed to help raise awareness and improve care standards across the country.
A survey by the Stroke Association and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has found that stroke survivors are missing out on crucial support services such as physiotherapy in care homes.
Jackie Ashley, the wife of journalist Andrew Marr has written a blog piece about the shortcomings of community care for people who have had strokes.
Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health have discovered a link between cold weather and risk of stroke – the study results showed that cooler temperatures and variation in temperature meant people were more likely to suffer a fatal stroke.
Sleep has been identified as an issue for people who have had strokes. Researchers from the University of Surrey and University of Freiburg have urged those involved in stroke care and stroke rehabilitation to pay particular attention to their clients’ …
Read on to find out more about what’s been happening with care services, medical research and awareness initiatives in October
With around 152,000 people in the UK suffering fatal or disabling strokes every year, experts are always looking at ways to cut the risk of stroke. A recent study has suggested that taking a 90 minute stroll everyday could cut men’s risk of stroke by up…
Care at home during the stroke recovery process is an important factor. It helps the affected person adapt to life after an episode.
The Good Care Group carers are highly trained in recognising and responding to the symptoms of stroke. Stroke is a medical emergency and by treating it as such we are able to ensure rapid medical attention and improved outcomes for people.
Stroke rehabilitation is a lengthy process that requires specialist medical expertise. But, with the right support in place, your loved one can still carry out many of the day-to-day activities that make them who they are, and reduce the chances of a stro…
A study, led by Professor Andrew Steptoe, director of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care, looked at the well-being of over 9,000 English people with an average age of 65.