Blog

The blog section features varied pieces and articles about stroke, what we are doing as an organisation and surfacing topics, information and events that may interest you.

stroke survivor cutting vegetables in kitchen with carer

Mobility and dexterity aids to help around the house

Ashley

After your stroke, if you find some daily tasks at home have become more difficult, you may benefit from home adaptations.

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Getting active: the benefits of strength training

Ashley

We all know that exercise is good for you. But how do different types of exercise benefit you? This month we're exploring the benefits of strength training.

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What kind of research does the Stroke Association fund?

Ashley

We are the only organisation dedicated to funding research into ongoing rehabilitation – because we know that making the best possible recovery means everything to survivors and their loved ones.

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Allotment garden

Gardening is good for you

Ashley

It's been a cold start to Spring this year. But with flowers and trees showing off their blossoms, there's a real temptation to get stuck into a bit of gardening.

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Involvement network

Alex

Involvement means working with stroke survivors, carers and others by taking part in activities such as focus groups and have an active voice in helping us improve our digital products and services.

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Using a computer after your stroke

Ashley

Alex Barker, AbilityNet's Disability Consultant, answers some of the commonly asked questions about using a computer after a stroke.

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Launching the new stroke recovery exercise programme

Alex

This week, we are launching the new four-week stroke recovery exercise programme, designed to help you stay active in the comfort of your own home.

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Five tips for a healthy diet

Ashley

What you eat matters. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help reduce your risk of stroke.

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Preventing falls after a stroke

Ashley

Balance problems can reduce your confidence and increase your risk of falling. There are many different things that can cause balance problems after a stroke.

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New 4-week exercise programme coming soon!

Alex

The Stroke Association is collaborating with the charity, A Stroke of Luck again this year to produce a new 4-week exercise programme, based on the same mobility competency groups Red, Amber and Green.

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