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 creates courtyard mosaics
A theatrical take on hydrotherapy
Choir member found singing easier than speech

The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. They fund research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and help stroke patients and their families directly through its Life After Stroke Services. These include Information, Advice and Support, Communication Support and Life After Stroke grants. They also campaign, educate and inform to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society, and act as a voice for everyone affected by stroke. Stroke News is their quarterly magazine and you can subscribe for free by calling 01604 687 721.

If you would like further information or advice about stroke, or have any questions about The Stroke Association, you can contact the Stroke Helpline on 0303 303 3100 (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or visit

All articles are reproduced with the kind permission of © The Stroke Association.

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Originally posted: October 11th, 2010

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