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Supporting action on stroke month

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…

Over 90% of strokes occur in the elderly: what are the risk factors?

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…

Walking is key to lowering CVD risks for elderly

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.

Make May Purple | Stroke Awareness Month

Jackie Cooper, TGCG's Occupational Therapist, updates us on their involvement with Make May Purple, and their dedication to help prevent and provide outstanding stroke care.

42% of stroke survivors feel ‘abandoned’ after leaving hospital

New research from the Stroke Association has revealed that almost half of all stroke survivors feel abandoned after they leave hospital.

Sharing knowledge boosts health

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.

What happened on Dignity Action Day?

Discover Dignity Action Day - a nationwide series of events designed to help raise awareness and improve care standards across the country.

Care homes unable to meet needs of stroke survivors

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.

Andrew Marr’s wife speaks out about poor care for stroke survivors

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.

Could strokes be triggered by changes in the weather?

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.

Care Sector News Review: October

Read on to find out more about what’s been happening with care services, medical research and awareness initiatives in October

Study: Sleep is an essential part of stroke care

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’ …

Cut your risk of stroke by a third with regular walks

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…

KDAA Communications Event - 12th May 2017

The Kent Dementia Action Alliance are holding a Communications Event on Friday 12th May 2017

Care at home during stroke recovery

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 supports Stroke Rehabilitation care at home

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.

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