There are other, less common problems, that can happen after stroke. These include seizures or epilepsy, hallucinations and a very rare condition known as locked-in syndrome.
This leaflet has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, how you can cope with them and the treatments that are available to help.
In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
Find out about setting up a regular donation to support stroke survivors in your area.
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You can donate in celebration of your special moments, from weddings to birthdays.
Giving a voice to stroke groups and volunteers
Become a member of our exciting new group- Voices in Partnership. Comprised of two sub-groups, one is made up of stroke clubs from across the UK and the other of volunteers
Giving a gift to the Stroke Association in memory of a loved one is a positive way to celebrate their life.
What can you expect when you start your recovery in hospital? This section covers the move from acute care to rehabilitation in hospitals, introduces the multi-disciplinary team of stroke that will help with your recovery, and provide information on starting rehabilitation therapy. It also looks at the question of whether you will fully recover from your stroke.
Junior Research Training Fellowship: Lucy Dyson