In this edition we look at the benefits of being active. Did you know, just 30 minutes of exercise five times a week can reduce your risk of stroke by a quarter? We know it's not always easy to exercise, espcecially after a stroke, so we've got some tips to get you started, including chair-based exercises.
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Balance problems are common after a stroke, and feeling dizzy or unsteady can make it difficult to walk and move around. This guide has information about how stroke can affect your balance, what can help and how you can look after yourself.
This guide explains some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.
Physiotherapy is often an important part of rehabilitation after a stroke. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help with limb-strengthening, relearning patterns of movement, and a variety of other problems a stroke survivor may experience.
This guide explains why your behaviour may change and talk about some of the things that can help you and the people around you cope with it. It’s aimed at people who have had a stroke.
If you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK due to health conditions such as high blood presure, diabetes and sickle cell disease. This guide explains more about your risk of a stroke, and what you can do to reduce your risk.
There are plenty of holiday options to choose from if you or someone you care for has had a stroke. From respite breaks to accessible holiday packages, there are options that cater for many of the difficulties a stroke survivor might face. This guide offers some helpful tips on organising a holiday and some sources of help and advice you may find useful.
In this edition, we explore the benefits that simple lifestyle changes can make to reduce stroke risk and improve your health and happiness. We also take a look at communication problems and the latest research into vision problems.
Fatigue is one of the most common effects of stroke. This guide has information about fatigue, what can contribute towards it and what can help you live with its effects.