5.10.2012: Institute of Public Health highlights in increase in stroke

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The Institute of Public Health have outlined that the number of people in Ireland who are diagnosed with stroke is expected to rise by one quarter by 2020.

In 2010, about 23,000 people recorded having a stroke in the past 12 months but this is expected to rise to 29,000 by 2020.

The Institute outline that seven tenths of this increase is due to population ageing.

The NAI has repeatedly highlighted the fact that more and more people in Ireland will develop neurological conditions associated with ageing such as dementia, Parkinsons disease and stroke.

The number of people with neurological conditions in Ireland is set to increase to over 860,000 in the next decade.

The NAI supports the work of its member groups in highlighting the issue of access to treatment and rehabilitation services for survivors of stroke.

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