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September 2017

This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.

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September 2017

This guide has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, including hallucinations, changes to your sense of smell, and locked-in syndrome. 

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September 2017

There are plenty of holiday options to choose from if you or someone you care for has had a stroke. From respite breaks to accessible holiday packages, there are options that cater for many of the difficulties a stroke survivor might face. This guide offers some helpful tips on organising a holiday and some sources of help and advice you may find useful.

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Publication type: Publication
September 2017
You can still enjoy a range of hobbies and leisure activities after you've had a stroke. This guide provides some ideas, from arts and crafts to days out.
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September 2017

Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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Publication type: Publication
September 2017

For many people, getting back behind the wheel is a big priority after a stroke. This guide has information about how stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) can affect your ability to drive and what you need to do if you want to get back in the driving seat.

Tags: Driving | Work
Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke, and what support is available to help you stop.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

You might be prescribed blood-thinning medication to reduce your risk of a TIA or stroke. This guide explains the two types of blood-thinning medication available, antiplatelets and anticoagulants, and how they are used after a stroke or for someone with atrial fibrillation.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is the same as a stroke but the symptoms last a short amount of time. This guide explains how to spot the signs of a TIA, and how a TIA is diagnosed and treated.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Publication
September 2017

Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.

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