A stroke in the brain stem can cause locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes. A stroke may also cause hallucinations and delusions.
Find practical tips for dealing with some of the effects of a stroke if you want to be more active.
More than 350,000 people in the UK have aphasia, a communication disability which can affect their ability to understand, speak, read, write and use numbers.
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.
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.
This page explains why you may have problems with swallowing after a stroke and how they can be diagnosed and treated.
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.
Stroke survivors and healthcare professionals have identified psychological and cognitive (thinking and mood) problems after stroke as someof the most important areas where more research is needed. This Lectureship will investigate how common these issues are after stroke, how they change over time, and how these changes can be predicted.
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.
Balance problems are common after a stroke, and feeling dizzy or unsteady can make it difficult to walk and move around. This guide has information about how stroke can affect your balance, what can help and how you can look after yourself.