Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, but if you are black and of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk than other people in the UK. This leaflet explains what you can do to reduce your risk.
Information about stroke prevention
High blood pressure is the biggest controllable risk factor for stroke. Our Blood Pressure Information Pack tells you where you can get your blood pressure tested to help reduce your risk of stroke.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke.
So, in your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
In this edition we're celebrating the courage of stroke survivors, including people like Pete, who recently won a Life After Stroke Award. A severe stroke left Pete with the communication disability, aphasia, but it also changed his whole outlook on life. He now volunteers tirelessly to helps other people who've had their lives turned upside down by stroke.
It's often the less visible effects of stroke, like aphasia, fatigue and emotional problems, that can be hardest to deal with. In this edition, our Stroke Helpline Officer, Rhian, offers advice to help cope with the emotional impact of stroke. We also hear the difference that attending a Stupport Group made to Paul.
This leaflet explains how stroke can bring about physical or emotional changes that can impact on your sex life.
This leaflet has information about the different organisations that can help people with disabilities to arrange a holiday, including independent breaks in the UK and abroad, holidays with assistance and respite breaks.
This leaflet has information about the blood-thinning medication that you may be prescribed to help reduce your risk of having a TIA or stroke.
This leaflet explains why what you eat affects your risk of stroke and suggests some simple ways you can make your diet healthier.