A Herts man who lost his job, his family and his home after a severe stroke urges people to reduce their own risk of stroke
A Hertfordshire man who lost his job, his family and his home after a severe stroke is backing the Stroke Association’s plea for people to make one small change to reduce their own risk of having a stroke.
Nine out of ten strokes are linked to lifestyle factors such as smoking or obesity and the risk could be reduced by making changes. The Stroke Association is calling for people to make a one
Portsmouth stroke survivor urges people to make 'one small change' to reduce their risk of stroke
A Portsmouth man who fought back from the brink of death after a severe stroke is backing the Stroke Association’s plea for people to make one small change to reduce their own risk of having a stroke.
Roger Sherliker’s family were told it was “95% certain” that he would die after his stroke in January 2017.
He survived but the stroke damaged the part of his brain which controls communication
London woman who was on the brink of death after severe stroke backs the Stroke Association’s plea for people to make one small change
A London stroke survivor who was on the brink of death after a severe stroke is backing the Stroke Association’s plea for people to make one small change to reduce their own risk of having a stroke.
Lil Sullivan, who lives in Camberwell, survived but the stroke left her with both physical and emotional problems.
The stroke damaged the part of her brain which controls communication, leaving h
Weston-Super-Mare man's whose life was turned upside down after 'a shower of strokes' urges people to make lifestyle changes
A Somerset man whose life was turned upside down after “a shower of strokes” is backing the Stroke Association’s plea for people to make lifestyle changes and reduce their own risk of having a stroke.
Kirk Godbeer had to learn to walk and talk again after being struck by the strokes just days after the pandemic lockdown started in March 2020 when he was aged 31.
The strokes also left him wit
Stroke Prevention Day 2022: Nine out of ten stroke survivors would warn their younger self to change their lifestyle
Anna Richardson: When I found out that up to 90% of strokes can been prevented by making healthier lifestyle choices, it certainly gave me the nudge I needed to overhaul my own lifestyle.
Stroke Association response to England December 2021 ambulance response times
More than 40,000 who called 999 in December 2021 waited nearly two hours for an ambulance with an emergency condition such as stroke, today’s figures show.
Stroke Association warns number of untreated strokes likely to increase this winter, due to rise in Omicron cases
The UK’s largest stroke charity is warning people not to delay seeking treatment for stroke due to fear of Omicron
Stroke Association response to Budget announcement: Government must invest now in disability-reducing stroke treatment to save in the long term
Capital investment in imaging equipment, thrombectomy centres and workforce training is essential to rescue this Long Term Plan commitment. This would enable better and fairer access to this treatment, truly levelling up patients’ chances of making a fuller recovery post-stroke.
Belfast man says hope after stroke is vital to recovery
30% of stroke survivors under the age of 60 say having a stroke cost them their job, one in ten say it caused their relationship to end and 6% even lost their home Over half of stroke survivors say they have never emotionally recovered from their stroke But a quarter felt first signs of hope less than a week after having a stroke – although one in seven have not felt any hope since it happened
'My family gave me hope after stroke,' says Brighton woman Maria
A healthcare assistant from Brighton has told how her world was turned upside down when she had a severe stroke and her family thought she was going to die.
Maria Knight, 52, from Mile Oak, is determined to rebuild her life after the haemorrhagic stroke – a bleed on the brain – left her paralysed down her left side.
Maria’s stroke struck while she was out driving with husband Dean, 57, in No
Devon woman lost her job and her home after a devastating stroke - new she's rebuilding her life by surfing
A 62-year-old Devon woman whose life was turned upside down after a devastating stroke has found a perfect way to forget the bad times… on a surfboard.
Sally Freeman lost her home and her job when she had a stroke four days before Christmas in 2015.
Supported by the Stroke Association, she has been rebuilding her life ever since and has recently been enjoying a course for stroke survivors fu
Croydon man's stroke left him unable to speak or write properly and fearful that he wouldn’t be able to work
A Croydon man was devastated when a stroke left him unable to speak or write properly and fearful that he wouldn’t be able to work.
Roger, 48, was at home when a blood clot damaged the part of his brain that controls speech and caused a communication difficulty known as aphasia.
Roger was taking a career break to help look after his mum Lyanda who had been diagnosed with dementia. His stroke
Cockapoo Ralph gave stroke survivor hope to rebuild his life
A stroke survivor from West Sussex has told how his moment of hope as he struggled to rebuild his life came when he was able to walk his three-year-old cockapoo Ralph again.
It marked a marvellous milestone for Jason Parker on his road to recovery after his stroke – a bleed the size of a tennis ball in his brain - while raking leaves in his garden of his home in Bolney in December 2019.
Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson lends support to save stroke research
Legendary athlete Michael Johnson is calling for people to support the Stroke Association and help save stroke research, so that stroke survivors can live their best life possible.
Strokes caused by Covid-19 under the spotlight in world’s largest research study
The Stroke Association is funding the world’s largest research study to investigate worrying reports that Covid-19 is causing life-threatening strokes. As Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the globe, this critical research may help to prevent Covid-19-related death and disability.
World Stroke Day raises alarm for ‘second wave’ of pandemic stroke patients
New statistics from the Stroke Association reveal that almost one in three (29%) stroke survivors who had a stroke during the pandemic delayed seeking emergency medical attention due to Covid-19.(1) This World Stroke Day Thurs 29 Oct, the charity is asking all UK governments to commit to investing in Act FAST public health messaging in preparation for any surges in Covid-19 cases.
Stroke patients defy the odds, despite being given no hope
More than four out of five (85%) stroke survivors have reported being told that their recoveries would be limited to within the first year after their stroke according to a survey(i) conducted by the Stroke Association pre-Covid-19.
Act now to stop ‘avoidable and unnecessary disability’ says first report into the impacts of Covid-19 on stroke survivors
Delayed calls to 999 due to concerns around Covid-19, unavailable treatments and cancelled rehabilitation therapies caused by the pandemic has left tens of thousands of stroke survivors with avoidable, unnecessary disability, exacerbated mental health problems and has taken a devastating toll on stroke survivors and their families.
British stiff upper lip causing preventable stroke deaths
The Stroke Association is revealing a concerning new trend: the most at risk groups are least likely to call 999 due to not wanting to “burden the already busy emergency services”(i), which is causing people to die at home.