All strokes are different. For some people the effects may be relatively minor and may not last long, while others may be left with more serious long-term problems.

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Information about problems with swallowing, pain, and senses

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Communication and Aphasia

Problems with speaking, reading, writing, and understanding.

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Emotional and behavioural

Stroke may result in emotional changes or differences in behaviour.

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Memory and concentration problems after stroke are quite common.

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About two thirds of people have vision problems after a stroke.

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Behavioural changes

We explain why your behaviour may change and what can help.

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