New video ‘Swallowing problems and stroke’
Over a million people in the UK are living with the aftermath of having a stroke. The numbers are increasing all the time, and every five minutes another person has one1.
One consequence of having a stroke is difficulty in swallowing, which may affect up to 78% of people2.
A new video ‘Swallowing problems and stroke’ can be viewed on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEmgFVSlV0Q
Hala Jawad, a Practice Pharmacist presents the video, which features Dharinee Hansjee, an expert in stroke and swallowing problems and Janice Clark, a carer who has first hand experience of caring for relatives with swallowing difficulties. The video gives an insight into some of the issues surrounding swallowing problems and stroke, as well as offering practical advice.
The production of this video was supported by Rosemont Pharmaceuticals.
1. Stroke Association, State of the Nation Stroke Statistics, 2016
2. RCSLT RESOURCE MANUAL FOR COMMISSIONING AND PLANNING SERVICES FOR SLCN Dysphagia, 2009, updated 2014