Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
The Stroke Association funded a feasibility study into improving the treatment of a condition called 'drop foot', which was recently published in the medical journal, Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
In this edition, hear inspirational stories of younger people affected by stroke - like Cailin who had a stroke before she was born. We also have tips to help you with drop foot and financial advice with a focus on Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Drop In is a friendly conversation group for relaxed chats over a cup of tea or coffee with people who really understand about aphasia. You will receive a warm welcome and time to have a conversation at your own pace.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
Susan, from the Scottish Borders, had a haemorrhagic stroke caused by a bleed on the brain in May 2016. Following her stroke, Susan had problems with her speech, sight, hearing and mobility. Over time her speech and vision have improved, but Susan still struggles with walking. Susan has found lockdown really difficult.
Find out how stroke can affect your balance, what can help, and how to look after yourself if your balance has been affected by stroke.
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.
Adjusting to life after stroke can be a disorientating experience for stroke survivors and carers. And since the coronavirus pandemic, many are feeling more lonely and disconnected than ever.
Donna had two strokes a few days before her 51st birthday. She is now a Stroke Ambassadors and shares her story to raise awareness and help others to rebuild their lives after stroke.