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Technology support for stroke survivors
There are around 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK, according to The Stroke Association. Every year around 100,000 people suffer a stroke, that's one person every five minutes.

If you - or a loved one - have had a stroke then you'll know that it can impact in a number of ways. For example, stroke is the commonest form of aphasia. People who are affected by aphasia, have trouble with the four main ways that we understand and use language, including reading, listening, speaking, typing or writing.

Aphasia causes anxiety in 44% of those who suffer from it, according to The Stroke Association.

A stroke can also cause issues of cognitive and physical impairment and is a common cause of anxiety and depression.

Technology can be part of the solution, which is why AbilityNet and the Stroke Association are working in partnership locally, and nationally.

In this webinar, we'll showcase the Stroke Association's online tool My Stroke Guide, which offers information as well as access to peer support from other stroke survivors.

AbilityNet volunteer Lawrence King will be on hand to share his experiences of helping stroke survivors find solutions that can help them to adapt.

We'll also be sharing some top tips for apps that can help with aphasia, apps to help stroke survivors with anxiety, and apps for cognition and memory.

Mar 31, 2020 11:00 AM in London

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