New app to track and improve recovery for stroke survivors with aphasia

A smartphone app to track and improve communication recovery for stroke survivors with aphasia is under development by researchers from the University of Queensland. Dr Sarah Wallace, a speech pathologist in the University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, said a joint design process with stroke survivors, their families and speech pathologists will … Read more

A new project aims to improve the lives of stroke survivors with aphasia

A researcher in Queensland will lead a new project aimed at improving the lives of people with aphasia, a debilitating condition that affects one in three stroke survivors. Dr Jessica Campbell, Researcher at the University of Queensland and Ms. Marigold Southey Aphasia Research Grant recipient. Image Credit: The Stroke Foundation Jessica Campbell has been awarded … Read more

How 70 percent to 80 percent of strokes lead to disability and half are fatal

Written by Dr. Pankaj Agarwal In both men and women, the risk of stroke increases with age, with about 50 percent of all strokes occurring in people over the age of 75 and 30 percent over the age of 85. Stroke is one of the most common causes of disability and a decline in quality … Read more

Unconfirmed results of Tenecteplase in ‘wake-up’ stroke

In patients with ‘wake-up’ stroke selected by CT scan without contrast, treatment with tenecteplase did not significantly improve functional outcome at 90 days in the TWIST trial. Although tenecteplase treatment was associated with a higher proportion of patients with excellent functional outcomes, this was not statistically significant, and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage was numerically higher in … Read more

My husband is unable to go home to our family after a stroke

My husband and I have been together for 23 years and didn’t spend a day apart from each other until February 4, 2020. Now, it’s been over two years since Charles had a stroke that night. We were having our usual conversation in the sitting room and everything was fine when I went to bed. … Read more

Key question with Bruce Willis and aphasia: is his condition typical or rare? | local news

Speech pathologist Katie Brown was among those concerned about Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis. She is also concerned about her clients and others with a neurological condition that limits the ability to speak and process language, the vast majority of whom don’t have the mental disabilities described in a Los Angeles Times story last month that … Read more

Sutter Hospitals treat stroke patients with new drugs

Aphasia is a debilitating condition that deprives a person of the ability to speak or understand speech. The case came to light with the announcement last week that confinement had forced actor Bruce Willis to retire. Stroke is the number one cause of disorders that affect speech and lead to aphasia in a quarter to … Read more

“Like Bruce Willis, I have aphasia – it doesn’t have to mean the end”

Juliette Boveri, chief executive of the Stroke Association, says a third of the 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK have aphasia. However, it is important to remember that, as Boveri says, “it does not affect people’s intelligence.” She adds, “We are saddened to hear of Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis. Although aphasia affects each person … Read more