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.
This guide has information about some of the rare effects of stroke, including hallucinations, changes to your sense of smell, and locked-in syndrome.
Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical, and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
Smoking doubles your risk of death from stroke, so quitting is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk. This guide explains the link between smoking and stroke, and what support is available to help you stop.
This guide looks at why people of South Asian origins have an increased risk of stroke. It explains the conditions that can raise your risk, such as diabetes, and gives ideas for easy ways that everyone can lower their stroke risk. Plus sources of advice and information.
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.
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 some of the risk factors for stroke that only affect women, and offers other sources of information and support that you may find useful.
Pain after stroke is very common, but there are plenty of ways to manage and treat it. This guide provides information about the causes of different types of post-stroke pain, from headaches to joint pain and spasticity, and some of the treatments that can help.
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.