An ischaemic stroke happens when a blood clot, or other blockage, cuts off the blood supply to your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
A haemorrhagic stroke is a stroke that is caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Although they are less common than strokes that are caused by a blockage, they can be much more serious.
Physiotherapy is used to help with movement problems after a stroke, such as weakness or paralysis. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help you learn to
move and get around. It can help you learn to use your arm and hand in everyday activities as much as possible.
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.
Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
About two-thirds of people experience some changes to their vision after stroke. This guide explains the different types of problems you might have and how they can be treated.
This guide explains what private treatments are available for stroke, and what to consider before deciding if they are right for you. It covers rehabilitation therapies like physiotherapy, as well as health checks and scans.
Browse through a list of organisations that can provide support and information to help with the effects of stroke.
UK Early Researcher Award for Mrs Jane Horne, Stroke Association Postgraduate Fellow
Ana Palazon, Director Cymru of the Stroke Association, responds to findings of the third annual report on stroke services in Wales.