My name is Kellyann Lea; I am a Stroke Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working in independent practice. This year I had the good fortune of being able to source funding to provide speech therapy to people with aphasia*. The finances were offered by a very kind and altruistic gentleman whom I had the great pleasure of treating.
Lyme disease is something you might get from a nasty little insect called a tick. Thousands of people in this country are bitten by ticks every year. Sometimes this will be more than just the insect bite, sometimes a tick bite can result in an infection with serious complications - including long-term neurological problems.
The Brain Charity is delighted to have been invited to take part in next year’s European Neuro Convention at Birmingham NEC, along with two of our trustees, Professor Gus Baker and Dr Nicholas Silver who will be keynote speakers at the event.
We were very proud to hear that we had been chosen as Library of the Month for December 2018 by our library’s software provider. We use something called TinyCat (their logo is a little cat, aw), and their previous Libraries of the Month have included the U.S. Institute of Peace Library!
I was taken into the accident and emergency wing of the Salford Royal hospital, on 17th March 2015, with a life-threatening subarachnoid haemorrhage. I was only thirty-eight years old and had always been a healthy person. I was successful, career-oriented, and travelled the world while working too many hours with no time to relax and think. Then, one night, I suddenly became extremely ill, and my whole world fell apart.