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Deeside Stroke Group

The Deeside Stroke Group has now existed for three months. We meet weekly to exercise in a cold hall in the centre of Aboyne.  The NHS  provides no ongoing rehabilitation for stroke survivors – you have to manage your own, … Continue reading

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Reception desks and other welcomes

The word “reception” has a variety of meanings – we talk about a drinks reception; there are reception classes in primary schools; it is a word, above all, suggesting a welcome and, hopefully, the open arms of friendship. I am … Continue reading

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A Most Curious Detour

The Stroke Association is sponsoring production of a play by stroke survivor Stuart Hepburn. It’s called A Most Curious Detour, and is based on his book of the same name, which recounts the experience of suffering a major brain-stem stroke … Continue reading

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Cross Party Groups

When our three children were young I remember them discussing the nature of crosswords – along the lines of: Why is mum so interested in cross words? Why would they (ie Mum and Dad) be so interested in angry words? … Continue reading

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Stroke and the benefits system

The Stroke Association has a new campaign to draw attention to the circumstances faced by younger stroke survivors. It’s called Life After Stroke. Stroke has a drastic impact on younger people’s finances and relationships. Working age stroke survivors, already forced … Continue reading

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