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.
Find information on how to start exercising after a stroke as well on tips on how to stay motivated.
It can be difficult to know what to do when someone you love is diagnosed with vascular dementia. Find information and advice on how to support someone with vascular dementia.
Some strokes are very serious and can cause a coma, or may lead to someone dying. This guide looks at the care given to someone in a coma, and how end-of-life care can support someone who's unlikely to recover.
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A stroke in the brain stem can cause the very rare condition of locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes.
The benefits system can be complicated, but it's important to know what financial assistance you are entitled to as a stroke survivor or carer. This guide explains the key benefits and financial help available including Universal Credit, Statutory Sick Pay, disability benefits, help with paying your mortgage and housing costs, and loans and grants.
High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for stroke. It is a contributing factor in around half of all strokes.
This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.
People with a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF) are five times more likely to have a stroke. This guide explains what AF is diagnosed, how it increases your risk of stroke and how it is treated.