This guide has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, including hallucinations, changes to your sense of smell, and locked-in syndrome.
The Stroke Association has launched it's first Information Point in the UK with a shop in Flintshire.
The Stroke Association Voluntary Group in Beccles offers activities including communication and social support, outings and meals, games and quizzes and speakers.
Around 15% of strokes are haemorrhagic (due to bleeding in or around the brain). This guide explains the two different types of stroke caused by a bleed, intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
Depression is known to increase the risk of heart disease and some studies have suggested it may also increase the risk of stroke. It is estimated that 33% of stroke survivors suffer depression, although little is known about it.
After a stroke, around one in three people have difficulty speaking and understanding. This can be terrifying and isolating, particularly at Christmas time. The Stroke Association is helping stroke survivors who are lost for words. With your support this Christmas, even more people can rebuild their lives.
We provide information for employers about stroke, its effects, and how to support stroke survivors as they return to work.
The Sir Jack Petchey Peer Mentoring Service provides support and guidance for working age stroke survivors looking to return to work. This is London-wide pilot part funded by City Bridge Trust.
Our stroke training day courses are the most comprehensive training available for health professionals who work with those who have had a stroke and the elderly population who is most at risk of stroke. Our training provides interactive sessions to help build empathy with stroke, the largest cause of complex adult disability in the UK.
Claris Diaz, 32, originally from California, now lives in Cardiff and has devoted her life to stroke research after her childhood was affected by stroke.