It’s Stroke Awareness Month

Promedica It’s Stroke Awareness Month

Over the course of May, everyone is being actively encouraged to raise more awareness for people who have suffered a stroke. With the spotlight firmly placed on this condition, we can hopefully push towards greater treatment and support networks for those who need it most

What is This Year’s Theme? 

This year sees the end of the ‘Make May Purple’ campaign, being replaced by ‘Stroke Research Means Everything’. The logic being how this condition is a leading cause of adult disability in the UK, and only with more research can we strive towards stronger support. 

A more comprehensive level of research could unlock greater recovery possibilities for patients, giving them and their families the means to rebuild their lives much quicker. Stroke Awareness Month 2022 will launch fundraising efforts to maximise financial recourse for health professionals looking to improve research moving forward. 

How To Get Involved

Below are the three main ways you can get involved with Stroke Awareness Month 2022. 

Fundraising 

Raising money is a major part of this campaign, so look into the various events you can participate in over the course this month. This includes ‘Stride For Stroke’, where people are challenged to walk 1.3 million steps over the course of 130 days, and also ‘Walk Your Marathon’, giving people more control over the distance you feel comfortable tackling. You can also take part in ‘Bake a Difference’, which is a fun way to make a real difference. 

Volunteering 

There are lots of volunteering opportunities available over the course of May, offering you a means to play a huge role by doing something you enjoy. This could be a solo effort, or you can team up together to create volunteering networks, where everyone shares the same vision. Also use #TeamStroke to promote your efforts online and encourage others to take part. 

Below are just some of the events where you can volunteer: 

Great North Run
Sunday 11th September 2022
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TCS Marathon
Sunday 2nd October 2022
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Great Scottish Run
Sunday 2nd October 2022
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Royal Parks Half Marathon
Sunday 9th October 2022
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Campaigning 

Various campaigns are being run across the UK, all with the intention of raising critical awareness. In Northern Ireland, the main focus is simply making stroke a key priority, Scotland will be setting out a whole new vision, and England will oversee the development of the National Stroke Programme. 

What are The Key Symptoms For Strokes? 

Here are the main symptoms which may indicate you are suffering from a stroke. 

Face 

Your face may have dropped to one side and you might struggle to smile. 

Arms 

It might be difficult for you to lift one or both arms.  

Speech 

This will be slurred and hard to understand.

If you would like to find out more or access our services, please visit promedica24.co.uk to use our online chat service. You can also get in touch with our team on 0800 086 8686 or by sending an email to care@promedica24.co.uk. If you’d like to assess your care and support needs rapidly online, we have a tool available for you to do this. 

We can provide live-in care services across the whole of England and we would also encourage you to visit our testimonials page to read what our clients and their families have said about our services. 

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