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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 [...]

Stroke 2018 Conference – A Consumer’s Perspective

by Sue Bowden It was a thrill to be asked to talk at the Bridging the Continuum Conference. When the organisers invited me to do a presentation, I scribbled notes in my diary. Bridging the Continuum, Global Conference, 20 minutes, lots of people, consumer, present Friday. Ask someone else about accommodation? Some rules about not being [...]

Making connections. Making a difference.

by A/Prof Coralie English As my thumbs recover from tweeting up a storm at the Stroke2018 conference – see #Stroke2018Syd / #Stroke2018 (rogue hashtags abounded!) - I am reflecting on the Meeting: on lessons learnt, new insights gained, old collaborations strengthened and new connections formed. My first SSA conference was in 2005 and I have [...]

Champion Future Leaders attend grant development workshop

by Jan Chamberlain The strains of We Are the Champions by Queen set the tone for the Centre of Research Excellence grant development workshop in late June. With future leaders in stroke rehabilitation and brain recovery coming from Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney the two days were set to be thought-provoking and educational. The workshop [...]

Is Environmental Enrichment Ready for Clinical Application in Human Post-stroke Rehabilitation?

To read the paper click here.      

Electronic Health Message System Development to Support Recovery after Stroke

To read the paper click here. Prof Dominique Cadilhac also appears on a video at that webpage speaking about the publication.      

Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable – June 2018 update

By Karen Borschmann, on behalf of  the Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable The first Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable (SRRR), held in Philadelphia in 2016, was a major international collaborative effort that set the scene for a new direction in recovery research. This collaboration demonstrated that the international community is on the same page in [...]

Caring about carers during stroke rehabilitation

by Julie Luker A stroke affects the life of not only the stroke survivor, but also the lives of partners, children, wider family and friends. Other people’s lives are particularly affected if they take on the role of caring for a person with stroke. While treatments for stroke recovery are improving steadily, most stroke survivors (65%) [...]