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Stroke Foundation

Bruce Willis diagnosis shines light on condition affecting 120,000 mostly older Australians

It was announced earlier this week that Hollywood star Bruce Willis is retiring from acting aged 67 after being diagnosed with the condition aphasia, a neurological condition affecting around 120,000, predominately older Australians. Australian researchers have been working tirelessly to produce treatments for the debilitating condition, which according to the Stroke Foundation affects one in three stroke survivors. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Award-winning research aiming to make life brighter after stroke

Four innovative research projects, aimed at improving quality of life for survivors of stroke, have been awarded grants in the 2022 Stroke Foundation Research Grants round, announced today. 

Now’s a good time to nominate someone you know for the 2022 Stroke Awards

Nominations are open for the Stroke Foundation 2022 Stroke Awards. The awards recognise a wide range of people, including survivors of stroke, family members, carers, volunteers, fundraisers, researchers, and health professionals. 

New Stroke Awards category celebrates kids making a difference

Stroke Foundation says it is thrilled to add a new category for the 2022 national Stroke Awards - the Young Stroke Champion Award.

Stroke Foundation pauses to say ‘thank-you’ to carers this Christmas

In the lead up to the festive season, Stroke Foundation is recognising the incredible role families and carers play in the lives of survivors of stroke.  

National audit highlights improvements in stroke care across Australia

More Australians have access to leading-edge stroke treatment than they did two years ago despite the challenges COVID-19 created within the health system, according to the findings of Stroke Foundation’s 2021 National Stroke Audit.

Stride4Stroke a welcome – and fun – physical activity fundraiser

Registrations are now open for Stride4Stroke, Stroke Foundation’s uplifting physical activity fundraiser, which anyone can tackle in or out of COVID-19 lockdown.

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