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.
After a stroke, some people have trouble communicating. This guide explains why this happens, and looks at ways of supporting someone with communication problems.
This guide is for anyone having emotional problems after a stroke. It's very common to have emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and emotionalism after a stroke. This guide helps you understand the reasons for this, suggests things you can do to help your recovery, and lists ways to get help.
If you are having problems with swallowing after a stroke, this guide can help you understand what you need to do. It explains the symptoms of swallowing problems, and gives information on and how to get help and treatment.
If you are worried about vascular dementia, this guide is for you. It provides information about the signs of vascular dementia, living with the condition, and getting help and support.
Balance problems are common after a stroke, and feeling dizzy or unsteady can make it difficult to walk and move around. This guide has information about how stroke can affect your balance, what can help and how you can look after yourself.
Bladder and bowel problems are common after a stroke. Many people soon recover, but if you have longer-term problems, there are treatments and support that can help you get on with daily life.
This research will investigate the use of orthitics (for example, braces and splints) early on in a stroke survivor’s rehabilitation. The results will inform a larger study into early orthotic use after stroke.
Spatial neglect is caused when damage to the brain after stroke means that it no longer received information about one side of the body and/or world. Stroke survivors with spatial neglect might not be aware of anything happening on one side of their body. This research will investigate a computer based version of a new treatment for spatial neglect after stroke.
This guide explains how changes to your behaviour can happen after a stroke. It includes advice on how to manage apathy, aggression and inappropriate behaviour. It also talks about how to get help through therapy and your GP.