This guide explains how a stroke can affect someone’s communication and what you can do to help them. It’s aimed at the friends and family members of someone who has had a stroke.
This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers. Plus a list of useful resources to help you with practical issues such as how to register a death, finding professional counselling services, and support for bereaved children.
Caring for a stroke survivor can be a challenge. Many carers feel exhausted and isolated, and the financial impact can come as a shock. This guide has information and advice for anyone caring for a stroke survivor at home, and explains some of the benefits you might be entitled to as a carer.
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This page explains why many people have communication problems after a stroke, what kinds of problems they may have and how speech and language therapy can help.
Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.
This page explains why you may have pain or headaches after a stroke and how they can be treated.
Find out why you may lose control of your bladder or bowels after a stroke, the kinds of problems this can cause and how they can be treated.
Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
This page explains why you may have problems with memory or thinking after a stroke, why these problems happen and how they can be treated.