Free webinar: Technology Help for Stroke Survivors and their Carers

Date of webinar: 
31 Mar 2020

This FREE webinar will offer information and support on how technology can make life a little easier for people after a stroke, and those who are caring for them. 

A stroke impacts people physically and emotionally affecting movement, speech vision and hearing. This can make it more difficult to access and use devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs. At the same time, access to assistive technology, online support and devices can help reduce the physical isolation that can follow a stroke.

For example, stroke is the commonest form of aphasia. People who are affected by aphasia, have trouble with the four main ways that we understand and use language, including reading, listening, speaking, typing or writing.

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Aphasia causes anxiety in 44% of those who suffer from it, according to The Stroke Association.

A stroke can also cause issues of cognitive and physical impairment and is a common cause of anxiety and depression.

Technology can be part of the solution, which is why AbilityNet and the Stroke Association are working in partnership locally, and nationally.

We are running this webinar in association with The Stroke Association and will be joined by members of the organisation's Helpdesk.

About the webinar

When will the webinar take place?

Our webinar is FREE to join and will take place jointly with The Stroke Association on 31 March 2020 at 11:00 am.

What will the webinar cover?

In this webinar, we'll showcase the Stroke Association's online tool My Stroke Guide, which offers information as well as access to peer support from other stroke survivors.

AbilityNet volunteer Lawrence King will be on hand to share his experiences of helping stroke survivors find solutions that can help them to adapt, as well as representatives from The Stroke Association's Helpdesk.

We'll also be sharing some top tips for apps that can help with aphasia, apps to help stroke survivors with anxiety, and apps for cognition and memory.

During the webinar, we will:

  1. Tell you how we're working together to empower stroke survivors
  2. Lawrence will talk about his experiences at Milford on Sea
  3. Share details of how you can find support via My Stroke Guide
  4. Introduce you to apps to help with aphasia, memory and anxiety

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Who is this webinar for?:

  • Stroke survivors and their carers
  • Stroke survivors who need help to adapt existing technical devices
  • Stroke survivors who want to access peer support online

The webinar will last 1 hour and includes a brief question and answer session. At point of registration you will have the opportunity to submit questions you would like our presenters to respond to on the live webinar. Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive access to the recording, including those unable to attend live. We use MyClearText to provide live captioning of our webinar for deaf people and those who are hard of hearing.

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