Strokes

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine
Comedian Markus Birdman had a stroke at 40, and talks about the experience in his stand-up routine to raise awareness.

MPs demand better brain injury care

Head injuries are a leading cause of death and disability
Astonishingly, every 90 seconds someone in the UK is taken to hospital with a brain injury. 

A report commissioned by a group of cross-party MPs found that while immediate care was invariably excellent, the rehabilitation process was often less satisfactory.  

Mandy Baker reports.

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Dorset stroke survivor hopes to inspire others
Paul Lambert had three strokes in 15 months but is not letting it stop him from taking on new physical challenges.

‘Without music I’m lost’ — Edwyn Collins on life since his stroke in 2005

‘I was the same man after my stroke, but it’s difficult to get the words right.’