People typically have problems with thinking, speech and memory immediately after a stroke – but they usually recover.
But one in three stroke survivors – even those who make a good recovery – slides into dementia. It might take two or three years to occur and the reasons have never been explained.
The Florey is trying to find out why it happens and how we might intervene to help those likely to suffer.
Dr Amy Brodtmann is a neurologist and a senior member of the Florey’s Stroke Division. She is the co-head of our Division of Behavioural Neuroscience. Dr Brodtmann is an NHMRC clinical career development fellow and is managing a longitudinal study of changes in brain volume and cognition following stroke.
Proudly supported by the Florey and the National Stroke Foundation.