A stroke can sometimes cause changes to your taste and smell. Things can taste different or taste bad (dysgeusia) or you may not taste flavours (hypogeusia or ageusia). Some people lose the sense of smell (anosmia) or become more sensitive to smells (hyperosmia). These problems often improve over time, and our guide gives some practical tips about oral hygiene and enjoying your food.
At the moment there are no treatments that cure vascular dementia but there are treatments to help with many of the symptoms.
This page explains how a stroke can affect the way you feel, some of the emotional problems that can happen because of it and some of the things that can help to treat them.
A stroke often causes problems with bladder and bowel control. These usually improve in the early weeks after the stroke, but around a third of stroke survivors may have longer term difficulties.
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.
Find out why you may experience severe tiredness (known as fatigue) after a stroke and what can be done to help you manage it.
Swallowing problems are common after a stroke. This guide explains why they happen, and discusses some of the things you can do to manage them.
Your brain is amazing! It has the ability to re-wire itself, allowing you to improve skills such as walking, talking and using your affected arm. This process is known as neuroplasticity. Plasticity means your brain's ability to change. It begins after a stroke, and it can continue for years,
It can be difficult to know what to do when someone you love is diagnosed with vascular dementia. Find information and advice on how to support someone with vascular dementia.
A stroke in the brain stem can cause the very rare condition of locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes.