On this page, you can find our blogs about different aspects of stroke. Many of them include research evidence and also reflections from people affected by stroke themselves, health professionals involved in the care of people with stroke and stroke researchers. There are also links to helpful resources.
Stephen Taylor, Joe Bugler, and Annette Dancer are three stroke survivors affected by dysarthria (unclear speech). They are also members of HEARD (Healing, Empowered And Recovering from Dysarthria), a patient involvement group which has helped to shape research to identify the things that matter most in speech recovery after stroke. In this blog, they tell us more.
Sarah Chapman revisits a blog by occupational therapist Danny Minkow on static splinting for people after stroke, adding recent evidence and guidance.
A doctor and a stroke survivor reflect on the Cochrane evidence about giving people information after stroke and on their own experiences.
In a blog for people interested in stroke treatment, James Garrard, Specialist Registrar in Stroke and Geriatric Medicine, reflects on his experience as a doctor working in a stroke centre and looks at the latest evidence and some game-changing developments in treatments for some stroke patients.
Scott Murray and Marilyn Kendall talk about evidence from in-depth interviews, which could guide provision of person-centred care after major stroke and support people in living and dying well.
Rose Peel looks at the role of occupational therapists in supporting stroke survivors and the need for evidence to underpin therapy.
Stroke survivor Annette Dancer returns to the blog with this vignette about her #LifeAfterStroke for our special series.
Mark Smith, Consultant Physiotherapist in Stroke Rehabilitation, looks at Cochrane evidence on physical rehabilitation approaches for the recovery of function and mobility following stroke and the implications for service delivery
Annette Dancer blogs about her life after stroke: rebuilding confidence and getting speech problems into perspective.
In a blog for our series #LifeAfterStroke, neuropsychologist Marta Bienkiewicz takes a look at the evidence on cognitive rehabilitation.
In this blog, Caroline Carus reflects on some of the impacts of her stroke, one year on.