Understanding Stroke 2013

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In this report


  • Repairing the damage

    Stroke does not only cause devastating physical damage, it also has a profound psychological and emotional impact on survivors and their families. It sends out emotional shockwaves that can lead to marriage breakdown and cause post-traumatic stress syndrome. Judy Hobson reviews the help available for stroke rehabilitation

  • Trials are vital tool in research

    Stroke used to be thought of as untreatable and until recently received little attention from the government or the NHS. Fortunately, the outlook for many stroke patients has changed dramatically. Much of this change has come about as a result of carefully conducted clinical trials testing new treatments, says stroke specialist Professor Martin Brown