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.
Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
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.
We use information from our eyes to determine the size, shape and position of the objects we see. Our brain uses this to work out how far away they are from us and where they are in relation to other things. A stroke can affect your visual perception and your ability to interact with the space and objects around you.
This page explains why you may have problems with memory or thinking after a stroke, why these problems happen and how they can be treated.
A stroke can affect how your brain processes the information you receive about an object and the way you remember this information (agnosia). Find out what are the signs of agnosia and what you can do about it
A stroke can damage your brain so that it no longer receives information from one side of your body. If this happens, you may not be aware of anything on one side, usually the side where you’ve lost movement (your affected side). This is called neglect or inattention.