October is World Stroke Month and on Thursday October 20th, local heart & stroke charity Croi in collaboration with the specialist stroke team at Galway University Hospital are hosting a FREE Public Talk on ‘Recovering from and Living with Stroke’. This event will take place in the Croi Heart & Stroke Centre, Newcastle, Galway from 7pm-8.30pm and will be of particular interest to stroke survivors, their families and carers.
Specialist speakers include:
Dr. Tom Walsh – Recognising and treating stroke
Consultant Geriatrician and Stroke Physician, Galway University Hospital
Ciara Breen – Understanding memory and thinking difficulties post stroke
Senior Occupational Therapist & Early Supported Discharge Co-ordinator –Galway University Hospital
Libby Kinneen – Living with Communication Problems after Stroke
Speech and Language Therapist, Croí the West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation
Places are limited and must be booked in advance by calling 091 544310
This evening is an excellent opportunity to meet expert health care professionals working in stroke care and to meet other individuals and families affected by stroke.
Stroke is Irelands biggest killer after cancer and heart disease, resulting in 2,000 deaths and 7,000 hospitalisations per annum. Stroke affects everyone: survivors, family and friends, workplaces and communities. However many strokes are both preventable and treatable. Recognising the signs and symptoms early and responding as a medical emergency with admission to a specialised stroke unit can substantially improve outcomes.