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Latest News Stories

Here are the latest news and blog items from My Stroke Guide.

Support World Stroke Day: 29th October

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According to World Stroke Organisation, 1 in 4 adults will have a stroke, the best way to prevent it or decrease your risk of stroke is to keep your body and mind active. Join us in raising awareness of stroke, no matter how big or small the effort, every bit counts.

You can share your experience to improve stroke research

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People affected by stroke are experts in what it is like to experience and live with stroke. If you’re a stroke survivor, your loved one has had a stroke, or you’ve cared for someone who has had a stroke you can join our Stroke Voices in Research group. The group helps make decisions that affect research, and how research is done.

Stroke Specific Exercise Video Programme

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Being active is a great way to improve overall health throughout your recovery and later on in life. It can help improve mood and increase energy levels. It can also help reduce the risk of another stroke. We’ve teamed up with the charity A Stroke of Luck, who specialise in exercise-based recovery for stroke survivors, to produce a stroke-specific exercise programme of short videos to help you be more active at home. There are 12 videos in total, which you can follow at a pace that suits you, whether that’s week-by-week or day-by-day*. 

Your views matter, help us improve My Stroke Guide

your views matter
As we grow My Stroke Guide, it’s vital that we capture our user's feedback and suggestions to better develop it into the best resource and support tool for stroke survivors, their carers and loved ones.

Making the most of your summer

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If you are feeling anxious about travelling this summer or the logistics and expense after a stroke feels too much, don’t give up. There’s plenty to enjoy at home.

Get back into gardening with Dobbies Garden Centres

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“It helps my self-esteem, it helps my mood. I look at my Fitbit and it’s amazing how much exercise I’ve done, it also helps me with my diet. Any problems I have just fade away when you’re on your hands and knees digging weeds out. It just helps you feel better.” Jonathan Jones, stroke survivor

We are excited to announce the new My Stroke Guide YouTube channel

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You can now watch videos on our channel featuring topics like mental health, moving your body after stroke and general wellbeing.

New aphasia-friendly guidance now available on My Stroke Guide

new aphasia friendly guidance on video calling now available on my stroke guide
We now have aphasia-friendly guides available on how to download and use video calling apps Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp.

New changes to My Stroke Guide

new changes to my stroke guide
There have been a few changes to My Stroke Guide over the last few weeks and we'd love to hear what you think about it.