You might be given blood-thinning medications after you've had a stroke, to help you avoid another one. Or you might need blood-thinning medication if you have a health condition such as a heart problem or blood-clotting disorder which could lead to a stroke.
Neil Johnson from Airdrie in Scotland had a stroke at the age of 32. The effects were devastating - he couldn’t walk or talk. After months of rehabilitation, Neil wants to raise awareness that a stroke happens in the brain and can happen to anyone of any age.
We’re looking for an experienced, dynamic and strategic individual to join our Northern Ireland team at an exciting time for the organisation.
The Stroke Priority Setting Partnership is being guided by a Steering Group. Members include people affected by stroke, health and social care professionals, and those in supporting roles. Where two people are named for one organisation, they are sharing one place.
Some people can experience post-stroke seizures. A small number of people go on to develop epilepsy, which is a tendency to have repeated seizures. Find out about the different types of seizures and how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop is a group for people of working age who would like to share experiences of stroke and support each other. We have occasional speakers and meals together. But mainly chat over a drink. We are friendly and understand what returning to work feels like after a stroke, and the effect it can have on our families and friends.
In March 2017, Kate had a life-changing stroke. Whilst she was in hospital recovering, her husband was also taken into hospital, seriously ill. Read Kate's stroke story.
We’re looking for two to three Stroke Group Supporters, over the age of 18 years old, to help set up/ join our group based at Gildacre Fields, Bardolph Drive, Sunderland, SR5 2EL.
The second chapter of our lived experience of stroke report explores the wider impacts of stroke. We look at how stroke impacts relationships as well as work and finances.
The first chapter of our lived experience of stroke report looks at the hidden effects of stroke. While some effects of a stroke may be obvious, effects like emotional changes, memory loss and extreme tiredness are harder to see.