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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. 

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For a child, a friend or family member - having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide aims to explain in simple terms what a stroke is, why it happens, and how people recover from a stroke.

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Occupational therapy can help you adjust to life after stroke by giving you the confidence and skills to perform daily tasks. This guide explains what to expect from occupational therapy and how you can find an occupational therapist. 

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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.

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Physiotherapy is used to help with movement problems after a stroke, such as weakness or paralysis. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help you learn to
move and get around. It can help you learn to use your arm and hand in everyday activities as much as possible.

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Fatigue is one of the most common effects of stroke. This guide has information about fatigue, what can contribute towards it and what can help you live with its effects.

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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 to 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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Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke. This guide explains how exercise can improve your health, suggests some activities for you to try, and gives some organisations and resources that can help you find a form of exercise that suits you.

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Problems with bladder and bowel control are common after a stroke. This guide explains some of the continence problems you might experience, how they are diagnosed, and the treatment and services available to help.

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The benefits system can be complicated, but it's important to know what financial assistance you are entitled to as a stroke survivor or carer. This guide aims to help you navigate some of the benefits that might be available to you and how you can claim them. 

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