In this edition, we look at the impact of stroke on families and hear from a carer, Adam, on how his family has remained strong after his wife had a stroke following child birth. We also have advice on everything from driving after stroke to reducing blood pressure and the benefits of befriending.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke. In your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
Our cover star, Paul, tells us how humour and storytelling have helped him to come to terms with his stroke. Our Helpline Team also share their advice on finding support if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with vascular dementia.
Stroke survivor Ian tells us how joining a stroke group changed his outlook on life for the better, and shares his group's plans to Make May Purple. Explore our advice and ideas for accessible days out and our Helpline guidance on getting back to work after a stroke. Plus, find out how you can get involved in Step Out for Stroke.
Meet Baz, one of the stars of our new TV campaign, and hear how he's been slowly rebuilding his life since his stroke 27 years ago. We also share some tips on tackling loneliness and advice on coping with anger after stroke.
In this edition, hear inspirational stories of younger people affected by stroke - like Cailin who had a stroke before she was born. We also have tips to help you with drop foot and financial advice with a focus on Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Find out about the pioneering stroke research that is shaping the future for stroke survivors; how a Life After Stroke Grant helped Megan Giglia achieve Paralympic gold; and read our top tips for cycling after stroke.
Six-year-old stroke survivor Ollie and his mum Nicola look forward to taking part in Step Out for Stroke. Plus find out how you can use gardening to aid your recovery after stroke.
Stroke survivors Lorraine, David and Andrew share their experiences of aphasia and how they are finding new ways to communicate, and we celebrate the achievements of our Life After Stroke Award winners.
Stroke News is a magazine for everyone affected by stroke, produced three times a year.