Rare effects of stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

After a stroke, some of the less common effects include changes to your sense of smell, hallucinations and locked-in syndrome. This guide explains some of these rare effects, and the treatments and support available to help.

It also lists some useful sources of further information, as well as personal accounts from stroke survivors.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email info@stroke.org.uk to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
September 2017
Next review due
April 2020

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