Stroke

This page displays some of the research, stories, and other items that are relevant to stroke. See also the ‘All conditions‘ and the ‘Mind‘ pages for items relevant to all conditions.

Stroke – research

Choir members say singing has helped their recovery

Research by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University involving international choirs and over 12,000 people, identified the benefits of regular group singing, including specific examples of people who say it helped them recover from strokes or heart attacks. See the report in the Guardian or visit […]

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Successful rehabilitation uses creativity and interest in participating

Men at a post discharge stroke group set up by occupational therapists at Mayday Hospital in Croydon produce complex Eagle Star quilts. As well as therapeutic benefit, people meet and support one another, and develop fine motor skills, high levels of concentration and raised self-confidence. Exerpt from the Review of Arts and Health Working Group, […]

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Stroke – in the media

Stories from the Stroke Association

There are many examples of how the creative arts can play an important role in an individual’s rehabilitation and life after stroke. Articles taken from The Stroke Association’s magazine, Stroke News, and newsletter for stroke support groups, Club Together, show what can be achieved: Cuckfield Aphasia Chorus The quilts that Kathryn built Talk Back club […]

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Stroke – stories

Stories from the Stroke Association

There are many examples of how the creative arts can play an important role in an individual’s rehabilitation and life after stroke. Articles taken from The Stroke Association’s magazine, Stroke News, and newsletter for stroke support groups, Club Together, show what can be achieved: Cuckfield Aphasia Chorus The quilts that Kathryn built Talk Back club […]

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