Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Insights from a Grant Writing Workshop

  by Dr Karen Borschmann The 28-29th of June was set aside for a grant development workshop, run by the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Stroke Rehabilitation and and Brain Recovery. Dr Karen Borschmann, program manager for the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program, shares her insights from the event. Karen’s research focuses on changes [...]

Breaking up sitting time after stroke (BUST-Stroke)

by Coralie English We found that when stroke survivors stood up every 30 minutes and performed 3 minutes of light intensity exercises, their blood pressure was lower, compared to when they sat continuously for 8 hours. We have all heard the media stories about the dangers of sitting time - ‘beware the chair’, ‘sitting is the [...]

Modafinil in Debilitating Fatigue After Stroke (MIDAS)

by Dr Tom Lillicrap Fatigue is a common, and often debilitating symptom in stroke survivors. For many patients, fatigue improves on its own over the first 2-3 months after their stroke. However, fatigue that persists beyond 3 months will often continue for many months or years afterwards. Severe fatigue interferes with a person’s ability to [...]