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Planning and problem-solving (executive function)
Some people may experience planning and problem-solving problems after a stroke. Find out what are the signs and symptoms and what you can do about them.
Concentration problems
A stroke can affect your brain’s ability to concentrate. Concentration problems are especially common in the early stages after a stroke. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of concentration problems after a stroke and what you can do about them.
Migraine and stroke
Migraines have not been shown to cause stroke, but if you have migraine with aura you have a very slightly higher risk of stroke. Learn more about the relationship between migraine and stroke.
Information on coronavirus for stroke survivors
Type: Support
We have put together this information on stroke and coronavirus (Covid-19) in partnership with NHS England. It is for all stroke survivors in the UK.
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What is vascular dementia?
Vascular dementia is a type of dementia that happens when the blood supply to your brain becomes reduced. It is a common type of dementia that can be caused by a single stroke, a series of small, silent strokes or small vessels disease.
Recognising the signs of stroke
Type: News
Stroke is a medical emergency. It’s vital to know how to spot the signs of a stroke in yourself or someone else. Learn how.
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Sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited condition that can increase the risk of a stroke, especially in young children, but also among young people and adults.
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Atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) 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.