A stroke often causes problems with bladder and bowel control. These usually improve in the early weeks after the stroke, but around a third of stroke survivors may have longer term difficulties.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active.
A stroke can affect your brain’s ability to concentrate. Concentration problems are especially common in the early stages after a stroke. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of concentration problems after a stroke and what you can do about them.
This page explains why many people have communication problems after a stroke, what kinds of problems they may have and how speech and language therapy can help.
Pain in the shoulder is a common problem after stroke. As well as causing distress through pain and lost sleep, it prevents rehabilitation of the arm and hand. This study will identify ‘who’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ to treat people with painful shoulders after stroke more effectively, and should lead to better outcomes for them.
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
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.
Many people have problems with their memory after a stroke, especially in the first weeks and months. However, they may not always be down to a problem with your memory itself. Find out more about what may cause memory problems after stroke and what you can do about it,
This page explains why you may have problems with memory or thinking after a stroke, why these problems happen and how they can be treated.
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.