Being an informal carer can take many forms. You might be giving emotional support, personal care, helping with shopping, or just being there for someone after a stroke. Our guide looks at self-care for carers and the emotional impact of a stroke on family and friends. Plus practical tips on finances and funding, and ideas on how to support someone with their recovery.
Regularly drinking too much alcohol raises your risk of a stroke, so it's important that you don't regularly drink more than the recommended limit. This guide explains the link between alcohol and stroke and offers some useful tips for cutting down.
This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers.
This page explains how a stroke can affect the way you feel, some of the emotional problems that can happen because of it and some of the things that can help to treat them.
This page contains information about stroke that we have published in a range of other languages, with a variety of formats available.
Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke, and what support is available to help you stop.
This page is about stroke symptoms that are not caused by a stroke. Here we explain stroke mimic diagnosis, symptoms and treatments.
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This guide is for the family and friends of someone who is seriously unwell after a stroke. As well as medical questions, we also cover some of the things you may need to know about making decisions on someone else’s behalf.