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Keeping healthy to STOP STROKES. Jo Gibson University of Central Lancashire. What is a stroke?. Our brains. Are important for everything we do! Different parts of the brain do different jobs. Our brains…. Our brains…. Our brains…. Our brains…. When a stroke happens….

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keeping healthy to stop strokes

Keeping healthy to STOP STROKES

Jo Gibson

University of Central Lancashire

our brains
Our brains..
  • Are important for everything we do!
  • Different parts of the brain do different jobs
when a stroke happens
When a stroke happens…
  • Part of the brain suddenly loses its blood supply
  • The ‘job’ of that part of the brain is affected
when a stroke happens1
When a stroke happens…
  • The effects are SUDDEN
  • Often only one side of the body is affected
what to do
What to do?
  • Stroke is an emergency

999 ambulance

in hospital
In hospital

Tests and treatment

in hospital1
In hospital

Help to recover – rehabilitation

the stroke team
The stroke team
  • Doctor (consultant, specialist)
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Psychologists
prevention is better than cure
Prevention is better than cure!
  • Some things make a stroke more likely
  • Some things make a stroke less likely
check ups with your doctor1
Check ups with your doctor
  • Blood tests
  • cholesterol (fat)
  • Diabetes (sugar)
help to prevent strokes
Help to prevent strokes
  • Advice on diet, exercise and smoking
  • Medicines (tablets) for some people
we want to find out what help is needed
We want to find out what help is needed
  • People with learning difficulties don’t always get the help they need to prevent strokes
research on stroke
Research on stroke
  • We plan to…
  • Find out how many people with learning difficulties get health checks or not