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Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

This guide explains how a stroke can affect someone’s communication and what you can do to help them. It’s aimed at the friends and family members of someone who has had a stroke.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

Swallowing problems are common after a stroke. This guide explains why they happen, and discusses some of the things you can do to manage them.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

This guide talks about some common problems that can happen because of this and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke. 

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

This guide talks about some of the most common emotional changes people experience after a stroke, why they happen and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke. 

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

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: Stroke information
April 2018

Regularly drinking too much alcohol raises your risk of a stroke, so it's important that you don't regularly drink more than the recommended limit. This guide explains the link between alcohol and stroke and offers some useful tips for cutting down.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

Diabetes doubles your risk of a stroke, so it's important that it's treated and controlled well if you have it. This guide explains what diabetes is, the link between diabetes and stroke, and how to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

Physiotherapy is often an important part of rehabilitation after a stroke. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help with limb-strengthening, relearning patterns of movement, and a variety of other problems a stroke survivor may experience.

Resource type: Information leaflet
Publication type: Stroke information
April 2018

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: Stroke information
April 2018

If you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK due to health conditions such as high blood presure, diabetes and sickle cell disease. This guide explains more about your risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk. 

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