Podcast: new legislation in Japan brings the stroke survivor voice to the table and makes it law to provide best-evidence stroke care. (Nov 25, 2019)
'Stroke Stories' was featured on ABC Radio National Life Matters today, interviewing playwright Linden Wilkinson and stroke survivor and actor, Brian Lowe, on theatre performance interventions for recovery after stroke and 'What life is really like after a stroke?' Listen to the interview here.
A new play exploring this question has come up with a range of answers with one common theme - that hope is needed to make life after a stroke not just bearable, but enjoyable. Playwright Linden Wilkinson speaks to us about devising the play. Stroke survivor and actor Brian Lowe tells us about his experience performing in 'Stroke Stories.'
Our researchers will test an 8-week Devised Theatre Performance Process, which we hypothesize will improve the psychosocial well-being and cognitive function of people in the chronic phase of stroke (stroke >6 months ago), with a protocol currently in development.