The first chapter of our lived experience of stroke report looks at the hidden effects of stroke. While some effects of a stroke may be obvious, effects like emotional changes, memory loss and extreme tiredness are harder to see.
Stroke is one of the biggest killers in Wales and a leading cause of disability, with around 8,000 strokes occurring each year. There are nearly 69,000 stroke survivors living in Wales.
Chapter four of our lived experience of stroke report examines the help and support available to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives after stroke.