Anyone can have a stroke, although there are some things that make you more at risk than others.
During February and March pharmacies across Wales are joining the Lower Your Risk of Stroke campaign, a partnership between Community Pharmacy Wales, Public Health Wales and the Stroke Association.
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.
Affiliated Independent Stroke Clubs are supported by a wide range of resources and specialist training opportunities.
Stroke Association Voluntary Groups are supported by a range of resources and specialist training opportunities.
In the UK, there are over 500 stroke clubs and groups providing support to around 16,000 people affected by stroke. These groups offer social support, promote independence and reduce the risk of isolation.
After his grandfather had two strokes, Dan Morgan pledged to give something back to the Stroke Association.
Atrial fibrillation is a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause blood clots to form in your heart. Having atrial fibrillation increases your risk of stroke by five times.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is found in our blood. Reducing your cholesterol level can reduce your risk of stroke.
The Stroke Association has completed 15,000 blood pressure checks with Royal Mail employees.