Sharron Davies MBE, Olympic swimmer and well-known TV presenter, is championing the Stroke Association’s 2015 Step out for Stroke series. Sharron is encouraging stroke survivors, their families, friends and supporters to sign up to the sponsored walking events in their local community.
Claris Diaz, 32, originally from California, now lives in Cardiff and has devoted her life to stroke research after her childhood was affected by stroke.
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.
Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that happens when the blood supply to your brain becomes reduced. It is a common type of dementia that can be caused by a single stroke, a series of small, silent strokes or small vessels disease.
Find out about the different types of stroke, the effects of stroke and how to reduce your risk of stroke within this section.
At the moment there are no treatments that cure vascular dementia but there are treatments to help with many of the symptoms.
This research aims to find out more about how thinking and mood are affected long-term after stroke, and the impact it has on people’s lives.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information on treatment and therapy options.
At just 23 years old, Emily Curry had a stroke while at work. She reflects on her life a year after her stroke.