If you are having problems with swallowing after a stroke, this guide can help you understand what you need to do. It explains the symptoms of swallowing problems, and gives information on and how to get help and treatment.
After a stroke, some people have trouble communicating. This guide explains why this happens, and looks at ways of supporting someone with communication problems.
A stroke won’t just affect you, but everyone around you too. It can put a strain on your relationships and can also affect your sex life. But there are things you can do to help you cope with the impact.
Information about aphasia and communication problems.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by disease or injury. This causes the structure of the brain to change, leading to the loss of some brain cells.
This page explains why many people have communication problems after a stroke, what kinds of problems they may have and how speech and language therapy can help.
This page explains why you may have problems with memory or thinking after a stroke, why these problems happen and how they can be treated.
Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.
Childhood stroke can affect the whole family. The Stroke Association is here to support you as much as we can. We can provide resources and information related to peer support, stroke, brain injury and hemiplegia organisations, education, advocacy, and related conditions.
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.