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.
This guide talks about some common problems that can happen because of this and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
This complete guide explains how a stroke can affect the way your brain understands, organises and stores information. It also talks about the kinds of problems this can cause and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke and their family and friends.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by disease or injury. This causes the structure of the brain to change, leading to the loss of some brain cells.
Stroke Association writer Deborah Fajerman introduces our literature on the “hidden effects” of stroke.
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 caused by a single stroke, a series of small, silent strokes or small vessels disease.
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 three most common types of aphasia.
In 2018, we conducted the largest ever survey of stroke survivors and their carers to find out more about their lives. Over 11,000 people affected by stroke in the UK took the time to share their stories with us. Find out what we learnt from the survey.
The FAST test helps you understand the signs of stroke. If you or someone you know shows any of these signs, call 999.