Stroke Association trainer Doug Youngson answers some frequently asked questions about caring for a stroke survivor.
Dawn Minker, from Sandown, Isle of Wight, had a stroke when she was a baby. The stroke partially paralysed her tongue, causing speech and language difficulties. But thinking she wouldn’t understand, her family decided not to tell her.
We’re now funding stroke research in every nation of the UK. Come with us on a trip around Britain, to explore some of the projects aiming to improve people’s lives after stroke.
Top tips for family, friends, carers and anyone offering support to stroke survivors.
Rick Hein, a former IT Teacher used his “techie background” to help us test and develop our online support tool, My Stroke Guide.
During the coronavirus pandemic, more of us have turned to technology to keep in touch with family and friends. But for lots of stroke survivors, especially those with communication difficulties including aphasia, getting online can be a struggle. This can leave them feeling lonely and isolated.
Anita volunteers for the Stroke Association’s Here For You service, providing telephone support to stroke survivors in English and Punjabi.
Stroke destroys lives. And it’s impossible to rebuild your life without a glimmer of hope. Find out how Rob and Syreeta were supported by the Stroke Association.
Tom was 52 and working as a breakfast chef when he had a stroke. Learn more about Tom and how volunteering and art therapy has helped in his recovery.
Amber Garland had just finished her first year at university when she had several massive strokes. Learn more about her stroke experience and how she is recovering.