Childhood stroke can affect the whole family. The Stroke Association is here to support you as much as we can. We can provide resources and information related to peer support, stroke, brain injury and hemiplegia organisations, education, advocacy, info on related conditions, as well as handbooks, storybooks, and videos.
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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 this week's UK Assembly North event in Nottingham, we heard from two eminent figures from the stroke research community. Professor Avril Drummond spoke about research into fatigue after stroke. Professor Joanna Wardlaw CBE spoke about the link between stroke and 'vascular dementia'.
You can help yourself stay well by following this advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak if you have had a stroke, or have health conditions linked to stroke.
Diabetes is a condition caused by too much sugar in your blood. Having diabetes almost doubles your risk of stroke.
Physiotherapy can help you get back as much movement as possible after a stroke. It can help you re-learn to use your arms and hands, and regain movement and strength in your legs to improve movement and balance.
Find out who were the inspirational big winners at our 2017 Life After Stroke Awards.
Migraines have not been shown to cause stroke, but if you have migraine with aura you have a very slightly higher risk of stroke. Learn more about the relationship between migraine and stroke.
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.