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  • Category: Awareness

    World Stroke Day is just around the corner, and Think Ahead wants everybody to show their support on the 29th of October. This years campaign highlights the fact that although stroke does not discriminate between sexes, women are more at risk of having a stroke than men. The “I am Woman” campaign will hopefully raise awareness […]

  • Category: News and Information

    The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure provides a new option for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who may require an alternative to long-term use of blood thinners. The device is now FDA-approved in the United States and more widely available. Currently, about 5 million Americans are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia […]

  • Category: News and Information

    18th October 2016 10.00am – 3.00pm. Christchurch & Neighbourhood Centre, Great Eaves Road, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0PX Topics will include Update on Speakeasy activity TREAT UI research Greater Manchester Operational Delivery Network – update Drugs after Stroke – Jo Stevens Mindfulness workshops One handed cookery Art Accelerated interactive recovery All information will be presented in […]

  • Category: Trips and Outings

    We have been there a couple of times before but it has since been refurbished. Sadly, the indoor and outdoor bowling greens have been sacrificed to make way for the new garden lodges. Pat and Brian Hesketh were lucky enough to be staying in one of them. Brian and myself were invited to go and […]

  • Category: News and Information

    Once registered, if an engineer has to call at your home they will have to quote your password as well as showing photo Identification. This will give you the confidence that the person at your door really is genuine. You can set up a password at http://unitedutilities.com/register-password or call on: 0345 672 2888 You can […]

  • Category: News and Information

    Stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain (called an ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain (called a hemorrhagic stroke). A TIA(transient ischemic attack), or “mini stroke”, is caused by a temporary clot. Below is a a simple […]

  • Category: News and Information

    I have a variety of sporting interests including, keep fit, golf, yoga and watching Wigan Athletic. I do like the rugby too though, as my son is the summariser on the local radio station! I am also involved with my local art group, and enjoy holidays mainly in Fuerteventura. I have a wide experience of […]

  • Category: News and Information

    A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain suddenly becomes blocked (ischaemic stroke) or bleeds (haemorrhagic stroke).  This results in part of the brain dying and causes loss of function of that part of the brain. A stroke may lead to death or affect functions such as movement of body […]

  • Category: News and Information

    Mobility allowance is a state benefit paid to disabled people to assist them in travelling for regular medical attention or other purposes. You can use your Mobility Allowance to lease a Car, Scooter or Powered Wheelchair for three years if you receive either? Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance. Enhanced Rate of the […]

  • Category: News and Information

    There are two main causes of strokes: ischaemic – where the blood supply is stopped due to a blood clot (this accounts for 85% of all cases) haemorrhagic – where a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts There is also a related condition known as a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), where the supply of blood to the brain is temporarily […]