Changes to taste and smell
A stroke can sometimes cause changes to your taste and smell. Things can taste different or taste bad (dysgeusia) or you may not taste flavours (hypogeusia or ageusia). Some people lose the sense of smell (anosmia) or become more sensitive to smells (hyperosmia). These problems often improve over time, and our guide gives some practical tips about oral hygiene and enjoying your food.
How can I get a grant or financial help in a crisis?
When you are hit with a sudden health problem like a stroke, it can reduce your income or cause unexpected extra costs, but there is some help available. As well as benefits and help with health costs, there are some types of help designed for a crisis.