Stroke researchers seek the next big breakthrough

One in four Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime, making exciting new research into stroke particularly valuable to the health and wellbeing of older Australians.

The research includes looking into the impact of exercise on preserving brain health after a stroke and the potential role of technology in improving stroke rehabilitation - SMS reminders and telehealth video conferencing to improve post-stroke memory are just some of the new research frontiers.

Six Australian researchers will pursue innovative projects with the potential to advance stroke treatment and care after receiving funding in the 2019 Stroke Foundation research grant round.

Stroke Foundation Research Advisory Committee Chair Professor Amanda Thrift said high quality and effective research projects were vital to expanding our collective knowledge of stroke and advancing prevention, treatment and care. 

“Too many Australians continue to die or be left with an ongoing disability as a result of stroke, when we know it can be prevented, treated and beaten,” Professor Thrift said.

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