This guide is for the family and friends of someone who is seriously unwell after a stroke. As well as medical questions, we also cover some of the things you may need to know about making decisions on someone else’s behalf.
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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.
This guide provides information about why someone might not survive a stroke, and the emotional impact on family and carers.
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.
Regularly drinking too much alcohol raises your risk of a stroke, so it's important that you don't regularly drink more than the recommended limit. This guide explains the link between alcohol and stroke and offers some useful tips for cutting down.
Being an informal carer can take many forms. You might be giving emotional support, personal care, helping with shopping, or just being there for someone after a stroke. Our guide looks at self-care for carers and the emotional impact of a stroke on family and friends. Plus practical tips on finances and funding, and ideas on how to support someone with their recovery.