For a child, a friend or family member - having a stroke can be overwhelming and confusing. This guide aims to explain in simple terms what a stroke is, why it happens, and how people recover from a stroke.
Thanks to the generosity of 90-year-old philanthropist Jack Petchey and his friends and family, an incredible £90,000 has been raised for the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund. This initiative will help London’s stroke survivors return to the workplace following the devastation of a stroke.
In this edition we're celebrating the courage of stroke survivors, including people like Pete, who recently won a Life After Stroke Award. A severe stroke left Pete with the communication disability, aphasia, but it also changed his whole outlook on life. He now volunteers tirelessly to helps other people who've had their lives turned upside down by stroke.
A transient ischaemic attack or TIA (also known as a mini-stroke) is a major warning sign of a stroke. This guide explains what you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke.
A short, easy-to-read guide for stroke survivors, produced by the Stroke Association. Packed with essential information to help people understand their stroke.
Stroke can happen to anyone, including children. The causes of stroke for children are very different from those for adults. This guide explains what can cause stroke in children and how it is treated.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
Around 85% of strokes are due to a blocked blood vessel in the brain, known as an ischaemic stroke. This guide explains what an ischaemic stroke is, what can cause you to have one, and how it is usually diagnosed and treated.
Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
A guide for people who have had a stroke, produced by the Stroke Association. It's packed with information on the effects of stroke, stroke recovery and rehabilitation, and life after stroke.