Strokes in older people

TalkStroke closes on 5 February 2018

As My Stroke Guide has grown into a trusted online stroke community and support tool, we’re closing TalkStroke and asking you to register for My Stroke Guide. It will be easier for you to get all the online support you need, all in one place.

This unique, custom-built tool gives you the opportunity to create your own social profile, make friends with other users and message them directly. There are many ways to interact with one another, such as using the My social forum, posting on the public social wall and joining specific groups based on your interests.

We hope you register for My Stroke Guide, which is quick, easy and takes no longer than five minutes. You can register whenever you want to – either before 5 February or after the closure. You’ll benefit from using all the new features and keep the conversation alive in a supportive and welcoming community.

We’d like to thank you for all your commitment to TalkStroke and we hope you join us soon on My Stroke Guide, our trusted online stroke community and support tool.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0300 222 5707 or email us on

So sorry about Mum.
As she is fit and active and independent than she will hopefully pull through. Yes many elderly die when a stroke gets them, but then the same elderly would probably succumb to pneumonia or flu.
Stroke is not the age thing that many assume. Strokes happen to all age groups.

Mum will not be the same person as before stroke. We all change, maybe for some the change is slight. Plenty the change is for the better, but it is impossible to be the same.
Expect endless sleeping for the next few weeks. That's the brain rewiring. And have faith that if Mum is destined to survive then she will.
I found it very hard to cope with visitors chatter. I was far too busy trying to get words in and out of my head. But we are all different

Best wishes

Thu, 11/9/2017 - 9:54am
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