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.

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The Able Label's guide to dressing after stroke

Guest

After a stroke, returning to your daily routine can be a struggle. Getting dressed is no exception and for many, can prove to be a very frustrating and challenging task. This guide offers some helpful, practical tips.

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Stroke research: why is it important and how can you get involved?

Ashley

Research is vital. It helps us find new ways to improve care and treatment for the 1.3 million stroke survivors. But we're always looking for more volunteers to help us improve our work.

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Finding what you need on the website

Ashley

Last summer, we spent some time speaking with people affected by stroke about the Stroke Association and My Stroke Guide websites.  

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Looking back on the last 12 months on My Stroke Guide

Ashley

With the new year drawing close, it's natural to take a look back at the last 12 months. It's fair to say that 2022 has been almost as eventful as 2020 and 2021. Let's hope 2023 is a bit less dramatic!

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From the forum: Four years of fighting with a duvet

Guest

One of our forum users has given us permission to share four years of his posts. In each post, he shares his success (or not!) of his most recent attempts to change his duvet.

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5 ways to practice self-care after your stroke

Ashley

Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being after a stroke is important. This blog has some tips and advice for practising self-care.

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Global Atrial Fibrillation Aware Week

Guest

We are proud to be supporting Global Atrial Fibrillation Aware week between 21 and 27 November 2022.

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What is the PREMS survey?

Guest

It is a survey from NHS England so that we can better understand how stroke care is provided. Keep reading to find out how it was developed and who will be filling it out. 

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From the forum: Have you recovered fully yet?

Guest

In this post from a stroke survivor on our forum, Retrokeyplayer tells us how he answers the question "have you recovered from your stroke?"

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Ask your pharmacist

Alex

Things have been changing at your local pharmacy, including the introduction of a range of new NHS England services to support people who have survived a stroke or are at high risk of stroke.

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