Our leisure time is valuable, and taking part in hobbies and interests is an important part of life after stroke. You may want to return to interests you enjoyed before your stroke, or try out some new ones. We've got some ideas that may help you.
In this edition, we focus on the benefits of hobbies to stroke recovery. We also look at the latest research to reduce post-stroke disability and provide tips for finding a care home that's right for you.
Sailing is a great way to get active, support your mental health and connect with people. Whether you’re seeking an adventure or a tranquil cruise, there are many sailing initiatives around the UK offering disabled and able-bodied people the chance to enjoy the freedom of the open water together.
Occupational therapy can help you adjust to life after stroke by giving you the confidence and skills to perform daily tasks. This guide explains what to expect from occupational therapy and how you can find a therapist.
Read tips on how to tailor your nomination for the Life After Stroke Awards. Read each section in detail so you can make an informed decision when the time comes.
Hobbies and interests are a good way to keep your mind and body active and can help you to continue your recovery while you’re at home. Doing something you love can improve anxiety or low mood.
Fatigue is common after stroke, but there’s currently a lack of treatment available for fatigue after stroke. This research will create a fatigue management programme designed to support stroke survivors to self-manage their fatigue.
Learn about the different award categories for the Life After Stroke Awards. Each one recognises valuable efforts to supporting life after stroke.
Brian is rebuilding his life after stroke left him unable to speak, read or write and he was diagnosed with aphasia. He also had mobility problems.