Find out more about the different types of stroke and why they happen.
This book tells you what care should be provided after stroke. It is written for people affected by stroke and their carers. It's a short version of the detailed National Clinical Guideline for Stroke (5th edition).
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.
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.
This guide has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, including hallucinations, changes to your sense of smell, and locked-in syndrome.
This guide talks about some of the most common emotional changes people experience after a stroke, why they happen and what you can do about them. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
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.
It can be difficult and embarrassing to talk about sexual issues, but it's important you get the help you need when it comes to sex after stroke. This guide explains how stroke can bring about physical or emotional changes that can impact on your sex life.
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.