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New Stroke Touchpoint cards to help improve stroke rehabilitation

Focus Games Ltd is delighted to launch Stroke Touchpoint Cards, a unique resource designed to support and improve conversations between stroke patients and healthcare professionals. Patients can often feel embarrassed or uncomfortable discussing health or emotional issues following a stroke. Stroke Touchpoint Cards are designed to empower patients by allowing them to see the common issues raised by others affected ... Read More »

Bield Staff Complete Fearless Feat for Charity

Four daring staff members from a Linlithgow very sheltered housing development have taken a huge leap to raise a whopping £1,200 for charity. Kashmir Potter, Gillian Scott, Helen Dunn and James Hill from Bield’s Brae Court very sheltered housing development completed the 165ft abseil down Scotland’s iconic Forth Rail Bridge, to cap off a wonderful year of fundraising for Chest ... Read More »

Tracker supports Bristol stroke survivor on road to recovery

Stolen vehicle recovery technology brings peace of mind for drivers who rely on their specialist vehicles. When Eddie Ruskin from Chipping Sodbury, suffered multiple strokes one evening after work and a subsequent brain haemorrhage, he was told by doctors that he would not walk or drive again. Eddie, a motoring enthusiast who owns a car restoration business, was determined to ... Read More »

Just Keep Running!

With summer hesitant on the horizon, the time for epic charity runs and marathons is close at hand. Now is the time that most ardent jogging veterans begin their arduous training for such events. However, these fun run enthusiasts can expect many newcomers, as runs have grown exponentially in popularity for the last decade. One newcomer is Grant Halliday from ... Read More »

Stroke rising among young people

A Stroke Association study has shown a rise in the number of men and women of working age admitted to hospital due to a stroke. Unhealthy lifestyles, a growing population and different hospital practices have been cited as playing a part. The charity has confirmed however that the overall stroke rate has decreased in the UK. Read more at BBC News Read More »

Stroke campaign ‘saved 4,000 from serious disability’

A campaign to publicise stroke symptoms saved 4,000 people from long-term disabilities, according to Public Health England. The Act Fast campaign highlighted the fact that problems with speech and weakness in the face and arms should prompt a call to 999. But PHE says 10,000 more strokes could be prevented each year if mini-strokes were spotted and treated in time. ... Read More »

Brain stimulation ‘helps in stroke’

Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke, research suggests. Studies showed firing beams of light into the brains of mice led to the animals moving further and faster than those without the therapy. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, could help explain how the brain recovers and lead ... Read More »

‘Stem cells show promise in stroke recovery’

Infusing stem cells into the brain may help boost recovery after a stroke, according to a pilot study by Imperial College London. Scientists believe the cells encourage new blood vessels to grow in damaged areas of the brain. They found most patients were able to walk and look after themselves independently by the end of the trial, despite having suffered ... Read More »