To mark World Stroke Day, Dar Al-Hekma students of the Masters of Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology, under the supervision of Dr. Areej Alasseri, are hosting a virtual aphasia awareness event via Zoom, in collaboration with the Saudi Stroke Society. The event aims to raise awareness of stroke-induced aphasia (in Arabic). Persons with aphasia and
Monday, 12 October 2020 by Saudi Stroke Society
National Committee for Mental Health Promotion is launching a program called “Lenatwasal”; The program consists of different support groups for people with various communication disorders. Currently, the program started in Riyadh and has 4 active groups.
A scientific symposium on the latest stroke treatments was held at The King Fahd Hospital in Al-Baha. Organized by Dr. Nasser Al-Zahrani. With participation of Dr. Saeed Al-Zahrani, Dr. Dr Majid Bakheet and Dr. Faisal Al-Ghamdi, under the supervision of the Saudi Stroke Society.
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 by Saudi Stroke Society
Dr. Abdullah Kadah from Asir reagion health, inaugurated the Stroke unit at Asir Central Hospital. This came under the patronage of the Director General of Health Affairs in Asir Region Khalid Ayed Asiri, and in the presence of the General director of the hospital, Dr. Ali bin Saeed Al Mestor.
Stroke is globally considered to be the most common cause of preventable disability in adults, it also ranks as the second most common cause of death, it is also a leading cause of dementia and depression. About half of people who have had a stroke live less than one year. Disability affects 75% of stroke survivors enough to decrease their employability. 30 to 50% of stroke survivors suffer post-stroke depression. Up to 10% of people following a stroke develop seizures.
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 by Saudi Stroke Society
Stroke is the 2nd most common cause of death and the 3rd cause of physical disability in adults in the world. In the middle- and low-income countries, 70% of the stroke lead to death or severe disability. Recently, the incidence rate of stroke has been increasing dramatically more than double in these countries. However, At the same time the reported stroke cases had been significantly decreasing by 42% in high- income countries.