A stroke can sometimes cause changes to your taste and smell. Things can taste different or taste bad (dysgeusia) or you may not taste flavours (hypogeusia or ageusia). Some people lose the sense of smell (anosmia) or become more sensitive to smells (hyperosmia). These problems often improve over time, and our guide gives some practical tips about oral hygiene and enjoying your food.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke. In your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
This guide can help you to understand your own risk of a stroke and what you can do to reduce your chances of having a stroke. It includes tips for stroke survivors, and offers some advice on healthy living choices for everyone.
At the moment there are no treatments that cure vascular dementia but there are treatments to help with many of the symptoms.
A stroke often causes problems with bladder and bowel control. These usually improve in the early weeks after the stroke, but around a third of stroke survivors may have longer term difficulties.
A stroke won’t just affect you, but everyone around you too. It can put a strain on your relationships and can also affect your sex life. But there are things you can do to help you cope with the impact.
Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.
Swallowing problems are common after a stroke. This guide explains why they happen, and discusses some of the things you can do to manage them.
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.
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.