73% of the Scottish population wrongly believe that strokes don't happen to young people - yet stroke is drastically impacting young adults’ lives
I think we all have a duty to help each other and would encourage people to take their first step into volunteering.
I started volunteering for the Stroke Association about eight years ago.
The Stroke Association approached Red Cross looking for a trainer to deliver stroke awareness to the local community.
I lost count of the number of awareness courses I delivered and it was on one of these courses that I met a chap who had had a stroke and he struggled to get any support. We started to discuss on how we
Stroke Association response to King's Speech 2023
We welcome the proposed Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which proposes to raise the smoking age year on year to prevent stroke. Stroke is preventable, treatable and recoverable, but smoking doubles your risk of dying from a stroke. Implementing this plan will save lives, support people to live healthier and help avoid the devastating effects of stroke and other health conditions.
Sussex woman who had life-changing stroke aged 45 backs awareness campaign
A Sussex woman who had to give up the nursing career she loved after a stroke is backing a campaign to raise awareness that they can happen to anyone at any age.
Pennie McMichael from Seaford is sharing her story as research by the Stroke Association, to mark World Stroke Day on Sunday 29 October, reveals that over half of UK adults think strokes don’t affect young people – yet one in four happ
Stroke robbed Somerset teacher of the career she loved
A primary school teacher from Nailsea was unable to return to the job she loved after a devasting stroke aged 44.
Sarah Luxton’s stroke left her with a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties which means she can no longer work.
Now she’s backing a Stroke Association campaign - released to mark World Stroke Day on 29 October - to make more people aware that stroke can happen at any
Plymouth man who had severe stroke aged just 30 backs campaign for greater awareness of its impact on young people
A Plymouth doctor who had a severe stroke at 30 is backing a charity’s campaign to raise awareness that stroke can happen to anyone at any age.
Jimmy Hubbard’s stroke left him with a range of physical and emotional difficulties which ended his promising career as a hospital anaesthetist.
As he works to “get my life back”, Jimmy is sharing his story as research by the Stroke Association to ma
Surrey man devastated by stroke at just 39 backs charity’s awareness campaign
A recruitment specialist from West Molesey who lost his company after he had a stroke aged just 39 is backing a campaign to raise awareness of the milestones in life stroke can take away.
Kevin Redman was dedicated to his recruitment business and was looking forward to building his future. However, the impact of an ischaemic stroke – one caused by a clot – in June last year snatched that from
Brighton man left with life-changing disabilities after heading ball backs stroke awareness campaign
A Brighton man who had a devastating stroke after heading a football is backing a campaign to raise awareness that stroke can happen to anyone at any age.
Tom Hooper was just 32 when an injury in a kickabout at Preston Park left him with devastating physical and emotional difficulties which mean he can no longer work.
These include right sided weakness in his arm and leg which make walking d
Gloucestershire woman who had life-changing stroke at just 41 backs awareness campaign
A Gloucestershire woman whose life changed in an instant when she had a devastating stroke aged 41 is backing a campaign to raise public awareness that strokes don’t just happen to older people.
Fiona Cooke’s stroke left her with aphasia, a speech and language condition which makes communication difficult, emotional and memory problems, and fatigue. Her marriage ended, she could no longer cope
Over half of UK adults think strokes don’t affect young people – yet stroke is drastically impacting young adults’ lives
Over half (60%) of the UK population wrongly believe that strokes don't happen to young adults, according to new research revealed today by the Stroke Association. Despite 54% of UK adults knowing someone who has had a stroke, there is still a common public misconception that the condition only affects older people, when in fact one in four strokes happen in people of working age.
Stroke Association's response to the new NICE stroke rehabilitation guidance
It’s vital that governments act urgently to address staffing issues across health and social care and within rehabilitation services and share detailed plans to support and resource them, so that these recommendations can become a reality.
Tenecteplase versus alteplase for acute stroke within 4.5h of onset: the second alteplase-tenecteplase trial evaluation for stroke thrombolysis (ATTEST-2)
The results of a major stroke trial presented at the World Stroke Congress in Toronto today, has demonstrated the potential of a new treatment for stroke which could help patients make a better recovery.
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability. There are 100,000 strokes each year, and 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK. For every minute left untreated 1.9 million brain cells die.
Stroke Association response to the smoke free generation announcement
Stroke Association response to the smoke free generation announcement
Bristol cyclist braved rattlesnakes for the Stroke Association
A Bristol man braved desert heat, hypothermia and an attack by an angry rattlesnake on a coast-to-coast cycle ride across the USA.
Simon Galpin, 55, from Kingswood, raised almost £3,500 for the Stroke Association, a charity which helps people rebuild their lives after stroke.
Simon, an engineer with Airbus at Filton, cycled 3,400 miles in seven weeks, crossing 16 states, deserts, mountains,
My volunteering experience
My name is Tom. I had my stroke seven years ago.
I couldn't talk properly, I couldn't remember the day before, remember previous days. It was like waking up to nothing.
I was working as a chef at the time and returning to work was tough. The kitchen was too busy...and noisy...and because of my aphasia, responding to orders being given quickly was very challenging. I had to give up my job be
A devastated family wants a review of medical advice on strokes to raise awareness of less well-known symptoms.
Tony Bundy died from a stroke in June after his condition was not picked up using routine tests. The most-known symptoms such as a drooping face, arm weakness and difficulty speaking were not there.
Now the Bundys, from Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, want to make more people aware of other signs to stop their tragedy happening to others.
He couldn't stand up," said Tony’s wife Selena. "He
Little-known rule offers hope of driving for stroke survivors who lose peripheral vision
Jeremy Johnston was devastated when hemianopia – the loss of peripheral vision after his stroke – meant that he was no longer able to drive.
For four years he had to accept this, but thanks to twitter exchanges with former Australian rugby captain Michael Lynagh and a Liverpool University orthoptist, then a chance encounter with a stroke specialist in a Bulgarian ski resort, he’s back behind t
Altnagelvin Hospital patients now better informed about rebuilding their life after stroke
Stroke patients and their families at Altnagelvin Hospital now have access to a wide range of essential information to help them rebuild their lives, thanks to an initiative by the Stroke Association and Western Health and Social Care Trust.
Stroke changes lives in a moment and can leave stroke survivors and their families frightened and confused about how they can face the challenges ahead.