Around 30% of survivors experience pain after stroke. Post-stroke pain includes muscle and joint pain such as spasticity and shoulder pain. Learn about the causes and treatments.
Stroke Association’s Chief Executive, Juliet Bouverie, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire Medal (OBE) in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honour’s list, for services to stroke survivors.
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When someone close to you has had a stroke, they may need help and support after they return home from hospital. Find out the different ways you can support a stroke survivor, and what help and support is available for carers.
Sailing is a great way to get active, support your mental health and connect with people. Whether you’re seeking an adventure or a tranquil cruise, there are many sailing initiatives around the UK offering disabled and able-bodied people the chance to enjoy the freedom of the open water together.
A few days before her 51st birthday in May 2016, Donna Mackenzie-Smyth had two strokes. The effects of stroke had a huge impact on Donna’s life. This is her story.
You might be given blood-thinning medications after you've had a stroke, to help you avoid another one. Or you might need blood-thinning medication if you have a health condition such as a heart problem or blood-clotting disorder which could lead to a stroke.
Neil Johnson from Airdrie in Scotland had a stroke at the age of 32. The effects were devastating - he couldn’t walk or talk. After months of rehabilitation, Neil wants to raise awareness that a stroke happens in the brain and can happen to anyone of any age.
The Stroke Priority Setting Partnership is being guided by a Steering Group. Members include people affected by stroke, health and social care professionals, and those in supporting roles. Where two people are named for one organisation, they are sharing one place.
Some people can experience post-stroke seizures. A small number of people go on to develop epilepsy, which is a tendency to have repeated seizures. Find out about the different types of seizures and how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated.