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National Stroke Association’s primary focus is on improving the lives of stroke survivors and caregivers throughout their recovery journey. We believe the RE-SPECTESUS ™ Secondary Stroke Prevention trial is a perfect opportunity that may result in new or improved treatment options to prevent recurrent strokes and derive better outcomes for stroke survivors. This latest clinical […]

Were you diagnosed with stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or both diseases? If you answered “yes” to the above question, then you may qualify for a study about living with chronic disease. The study includes questions on symptoms and diagnosis of stroke, and/or Parkinson’s disease, how you are currently experiencing life, and your current overall health and […]

This is a message from Michelle Taylor, a graduate student at Purdue University: Hello. My name is Michelle Taylor. I am a graduate student at Purdue University studying technology. My thesis is basis is researching the social participation domain of adults with aphasia. I am looking for ways to aid aphasics by way of technology. […]

“stories with aphasia” is a project designed to create and share stories told by people who have aphasia. They are applying for funding to run this project and hope to hear end of March. listen to the stories – then tweet or email, and tell them what you think. share them on with others. “what’s […]

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If you or someone you know is recovering from a stroke that happened at least six months ago and are experiencing spasticity of the lower limbs (hip down to ankle), consider learning more about the SISTERS study. SISTERS will compare relief in your muscles either by receiving oral medications alone or by receiving Intrathecal baclofen […]

National Stroke Association is looking for stroke survivors and caregivers to participate in a short survey as part of a research project investigating the true impact of stroke. We are specifically looking at the impact of atrial fibrillation (Afib) on stroke survivors. Afib is a type of irregular heartbeat caused when the two upper chambers […]

National Stroke Association is embarking on a research project to understand the varied impact of stroke. We are specifically looking at the impact of atrial fibrillation on stroke survivors. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a type of irregular heartbeat caused when the two upper chambers of the heart (atria) beat rapidly and unpredictably. Living with Afib […]

PBA (pseudo bulbar affect) is a medical condition that causes sudden, frequent, and involuntary bouts of crying and/or laughing in people living with certain neurologic conditions or brain injuries, such as stroke. Nearly 2 million Americans are estimated to suffer from it. Clinical investigators across the U.S. are now taking part in a clinical trial […]

Official Title: “Does Inner Speech Improve Access to Overt Speech in Aphasia Following Stroke? An fMRI Study Utilising Computerised Rehabilitation Software.” The few studies looking systematically into the neurophysiological and neuropsychological components of available therapies for chronic aphasia are highly heterogeneous in nature. Results from these studies have, unsurprisingly, indicated heterogeneous results, such as dissimilar […]