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.
Resources for professionals - Communication aids, publications
This leaflet provides information about the causes of pain after stroke and the treatments that may be available.
After a stroke you may need to find accommodation with care or support included. This guide gives practical guidance on choosing and funding good quality accommodation.
This guide has information about the blood-thinning medication that you may be prescribed to help reduce your risk of having a TIA or stroke.
This leaflet has information about the continence problems that may happen after stroke and the treatment and services available to help.
If you are South Asian (someone of Bangladeshi, Indian, Sri Lankan or Pakistani origin) you may have a higher risk of stroke than other people in the UK. This guide explains why and what you can do to reduce your risk.
Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, but if you are of African or Caribbean origin you may have a higher risk than other people in the UK. This leaflet explains what you can do to reduce your risk.
This leaflet 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.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to come to terms with. This leaflet explains why someone may not survive a stroke and provides further sources of support.