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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 survivor Jessie McConkey from Coleraine shares how the Stroke Association's Speech and Language Therapy service in NI helped her to find her voice again following a stroke in 2019, left her without speech.

The Stroke Association in Northern Ireland shares survey to mark Aphasia Awareness Month

The fear of being unable to communicate has been laid bare in a new survey(i) of over 2,000 people across the UK. Research conducted by the Stroke Association reveals that nearly half of the respondents (41 %) can’t imagine living in a world where they couldn’t communicate. A world without communication is an everyday reality for the 350,000 stroke survivors across the UK (ii) like Jessie McConke

Almost half of Wales’s residents unaware that stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK, according to Stroke Association study

Almost half of Wales’s residents unaware that stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK, according to Stroke Association study

Almost half of people in Wales don’t know that stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK, according to new research by the Stroke Association1. Read more here: Nid yw bron i hanner y boblogaeth yng Nghymru yn gwybod mai strôc yw’r lladdwr mwyaf ond tri yn y Deyrnas Unedig, yn ôl ymchwil newydd gan y Gymdeithas Strôc1. Darllenwch fwy yma

stroke survivor Paul Mclean with wife Suzanne Mclean and son Lorcan aged two. Stroke research means everything to the Mclean family after Paul survived a stroke in June 2016 thanks to the revolutionary treatment, thrombectomy.

Half of Northern Ireland residents unaware that stroke is one of the biggest killers in the UK, according to Stroke Association study

More than half of the NI public don’t know that stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK, according to new research by the Stroke Association1. The charity has released the survey findings as it calls for vital support to fund more research into the devastating condition.
A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, killing brain cells. The charity’s latest stud

Leading British Doctor - Dr Hilary Jones, is backing the Stroke Association’s campaign to urge the public to get checked for ‘silent’ health conditions that can cause a deadly stroke.

The Stroke Association in Northern Ireland urges public to check for ‘silent’ conditions that can cause deadly strokes

Leading British Doctor - Dr Hilary Jones, is backing the Stroke Association’s campaign to urge the public to get checked for ‘silent’ health conditions that can cause a deadly stroke. New data reveals over half (53%) of stroke patients have high blood pressure and one in six (16%) have an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation [1]. Both conditions are often without symptoms. The

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The UK's leading stroke charity helping people to rebuild their lives after stroke

The Stroke Association. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It’s why we fund research to develop new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. The Stroke Association is a charity. We rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. Together we can conquer stroke.

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